UPDATE: Veteran safe after leading law enforcement on chase

An area veteran is safe tonight, after leading law enforcement on a chase Tuesday afternoon.

A Green Alert was issued on Tuesday for missing veteran Shaun Wischman. His family told police they were concerned for his welfare after comments he made Monday. They said he suffered from PTSD from his service overseas, as well as depression.

The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office said they found located his vehicle on STH 170 west of Colfax around 4:00 p.m. Shortly after stopping him, the veteran drove off, leading deputies on a chase through Colfax, Elk Mound and into Eau Claire County.

After several attempts to use tire strips to stop the car, and Eau Claire Sheriff’s Office squad car used a ‘pursuit intervention technique’ to stop the car.

Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd said the suspect showed a knife and refused to get out of the car. After about an hour of negotiations with Eau Claire and Dunn County deputies, he put down the knife and surrendered to authorities.

Bygd said he was taken to the hospital by Dunn County deputies for an evaluation.


Altoona (WXOW) – A Green Alert has been issued for a missing Altoona veteran.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Shaun Wischmann, 36, was last seen on Monday. His family is concerned about his welfare because of comments he made to them on Monday.

He is considered missing and at risk.

Family says he suffers from PTSD from his service overseas. He also suffers from depression.

His family believes he may be traveling to North Dakota and may have a handgun.

Wischmann is six-foot-two-inches tall and 175 pounds. Authorities believe he is in a 2014 Chevy Cruze. While the color isn’t known, the license plate is. It is MN 851DV.

The Green Alert said he was last seen wearing a black button down shirt, jeans, and a black jacket. He also has a tattoo on his left arm as a memorial to the veterans he served with.

If you have any information, you are asked to call Altoona police at 715-839-6090.

Kevin Millard

Kevin Millard

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