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Boscobel Hostage Ordeal Ends. La Crosse Woman Injured


Boscobel, WI (WXOW)
A La Crosse woman was shot and wounded as she was held hostage by an armed man inside a house in Boscobel Friday.
Police and Sheriff's Deputies surrounded a home on Elm street just after 10 am Friday morning where a man, identified as 32 year old Bryant Matti of Eastman had barricaded himself inside.
A SWAT team also responded.
Just before 4 pm, Officers heard gunshots from inside and forced their way in and arrested the man.
They found the 20 year old La Crosse woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.
The injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

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