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New Berlin stabbing, standoff shut down 124th St.

Jan. 11, 2011

A 52-year-old man was stabbed by his 49-year-old girlfriend in a domestic dispute in New Berlin Tuesday that ended when tear gas was fired into their apartment, ending a three-hour standoff between the woman and police.

New Berlin police said late Tuesday they had no information on the man's condition.

Officers responded to the stabbing in the apartment building in the 1900 block of S. 124th St. shortly before 4 p.m., according to a police news release.

As officers tended to the man the woman fired a shot from their apartment and refused to surrender.

The police department's SWAT team arrived, tenants in the 12-unit apartment building were evacuated, 124th St. was cordoned off and West Allis police officers assisted in clearing an area of Greenfield Park near the standoff.

Police negotiators were unable to persuade the woman to come out of the apartment and tear gas was fired into the home shortly before 7 p.m.

The woman surrendered a short time later. She is expected to be charged in connection with the incident, police said.

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