An armed and possibly suicidal man surrendered to authorities Tuesday morning after being holed up in his town of Vermont house for 15 hours.
Dane County deputies took the unidentified 66-year-old man to the Dane County Jail, where he was being held on disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment charges, according to spokeswoman Elise Schaffer.
The man surrendered shortly after 11 a.m.
"There were no problems with the surrender," Schaffer said.
The house where the incident took place is at 4616 County JJ, a few miles south of the village of Black Earth, according to the Dane County Sheriff's Office.
The man's wife called police and fled the house after he fired a shotgun at a television inside the house Monday night, Schaffer said.
"She said her husband was intoxicated, armed and threatening to commit suicide," Schaffer said.
Deputies, the department's Tactical Response Team and the Hostage Negotiation Team went to the scene at about 8 p.m. Monday.
The man was the only person inside the house. "He's refusing to come out," Lt. David Karls told madison.com early Tuesday morning.
The area around the house had been cordoned off.
"Deputies and the response teams were on the scene throughout the night to monitor his safety and to work on a peaceful resolution to the situation," Schaffer said.