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No danger to public, shelter in place lifted in Chippewa Falls

There are no known threats to other areas of the city at this time.



Update 3:23pm: There is no longer any danger to the public as this situation has moved into an investigatory phase. Investigators will continue to be on scene for some time yet. We will provide more information as we are able. Thank you for your patience.

Original Report:

Numerous law enforcement personnel have cordoned off a residence at the intersection of Bay Street and Spruce Street in Chippewa Falls.

An alert urging public safety has been dispatched to residents in the nearby vicinity via phone notifications, instructing them to remain indoors.

The notice assures that an update will be issued once the situation is resolved. The specifics of the situation remain unclear at this time.

Channel3 NOW has dispatched a team to the location and we will provide you with the most recent information both online and during our evening news broadcasts.

The Chippewa Falls School District has announced a temporary hold on several buildings.

A message from the Chippewa Falls School District

Dear Families,

All of our buildings were put on hold as a result of the PSA that went out at 1:25 PM. Based on updated information from law enforcement, Parkview Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Chi-Hi, and CFMS need to remain on hold as law enforcement addresses a situation near our Korger-Chestnut building. At this time, none of our schools have a direct threat; however, the above schools will remain in “hold” until we have verification from law enforcement that the situation is resolved.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this matter.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.