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St. Croix County ERU members gather at Paperjack Park off 11th Street in New Richmond late Thursday in preparation for an operation in the Southview subdivision. New Richmond police chief Mark Samelstad is at the front left.

UPDATE: Stand-off in New Richmond ends peacefully

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A 55-year-old male quietly surrendered to law enforcement authorities Thursday evening after a four-hour stand-off in New Richmond.

According to New Richmond Police Chief Mark Samelstad, officers responded to a report that a suicidal male had made worrisome statements to family members. Officers also learned that the man had long guns and handguns inside the residence.

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