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Police: 20-minute standoff ends without injuries

Published On: Feb 15 2014 11:38:11 AM CST   Updated On: Oct 29 2013 03:00:00 PM CDT

A brief standoff with police at a Janesville home ended without injuries Saturday morning, police said. 

The Janesville Police Department said officers responded to the 2400 block of Ruger Avenue at 7:38 a.m. for a report of a disturbance. The report said a man at the residence had threatened to arm himself with a firearm.

Officers set up a perimeter, evacuated other residents and spoke with 31-year-old Frederick Guist, who police said had retreated into a room where firearms where kept at the home.

About 22 minutes later police said officers took Guist into custody.

Guist was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence battery and disorderly conduct while armed, but charges were never filed.

Police said no injuries were reported and normal traffic in the area was restored at 8:09 a.m.

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