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Trial ordered in armed police standoff


MERRILL, Wis. (WSAU) – A Minneapolis man will stand trial in Lincoln County on charges he pointed a short-barreled shotgun at a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop this summer.

Judge Jay Tlusty bound Bruce Lyon-Dugin over Tuesday on a recklessly endangering safety charge. Lyon-Dugin is also charged with operating a firearm while intoxicated and resisting an officer.

Tlusty entered a not guilty plea on Lyon-Dugin's behalf.

A pre-trial conference is set for October 27th. Lyon-Dugin is free on a $5,000 bond.

Deputies stopped Lyon-Dugin on Highway K about 7:45 p.m. July 21st after callers told 9-1-1 dispatchers that he appeared to be driving erratically. Lyon-Dugin appeared intoxicated when deputies approached his car. He pointed the shotgun out the window when a deputy returned and a short standoff occurred.

A deputy ordered Lyon-Dugin out of the car at gunpoint. He got out but had to be physically subdued before deputies could arrest him.