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Suspect in shooting of 2 Wisconsin police officers is captured

 

The police said  a man suspected of wounding 2 police officers in a shooting in Wisconsin on Friday and who is wanted in North Dakota for attempted murder has been arrested following a large-scale manhunt.

Delafield Police Chief Erik Kehl said the man was arrested without resistance in a field not far from the Holiday Inn where the officers were shot in Waukesha County, about 27 miles  west of Milwaukee.

The Police earlier identified the man as 23-year-old Nathanael Benton, wanted in Fargo for a shooting.

Yeah, I want this guy, Kehl told reporters during an impromptu news conference in a nearby parking lot. “I want him in custody. I want him to face justice for what he’s done and then I can tell the community it’s safe.  Airborne video of the arrest taken by WISN-TV shows the suspect walking across the field near a residential cul-de-sac with his hands up. Several tactical officers with guns trained on him began to close in.

The man drops to his knees, then dishonesty flat on his stomach and puts his hands behind his back. Officers place him in handcuffs and remove his pants for a search.

 

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