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River Falls Police deal with phone threat: 'You better get officers (over here) because I'm going to kill my wife'

Officers responded to that cell phone call just after 8 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Lincoln Street. Sheriff deputies from Pierce and St. Croix counties came to assist. No one could be reached in the house. With a lead deputy holding a shield, the officers formed a line, charged the house and finally broke down a side door.

No one was home but soon after the male suspect's ex-wife drove up. After obtaining the suspect's description and a taking a neighbor's call about a suspicious man lurking nearby, the officers fanned out in the dark with flashlights.

The 45-year-old man (it was his birthday) was soon found lying on the ground in back of an apartment building. He was handcuffed without incident and taken to county jail in Hudson.

The man used to live at that Lincoln Street address but was described as homeless though he did drive to his old house by car.