Man arrested after hours-long standoff in Sun Prairie, police say

Dane County Sheriff's Office

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Sun Prairie police used tear gas to end an hours long standoff with a man barricaded inside a car.

According to a release by the Sun Prairie Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of South Musket Ridge around 9:45 p.m. Monday for reports of a “potentially armed subject.”

Police found Brandon Nelson, of Madison, locked in a parked car along the road. He told officers he had a gun and said they would have to kill him before he left his vehicle. Nelson was wanted by police on domestic violence charges and a parole violation.

People living nearby were evacuated as police talked with Nelson, the release said.

Offices talked with Nelson over the phone for three hours, even providing him with a department issued cell phone when his phone battery died, police said.

Police said Nelson became agitated and would not obey orders to exit the car.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Department’s Tactical Response team also responded to the incident with its armored rescue vehicle. The team deployed tear gas into the vehicle. Nelson exited the vehicle at this time and turned himself into police, the release said.

Nelson faces several charges including domestic battery, false imprisonment and domestic disorderly conduct.