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Tank rolling down the street? McHenry County assists with Wisconsin standoff

SHARON, Wis. – Residents in some of McHenry County's northwest towns may have been surprised to see a tank rolling down the road Sunday.

The McHenry County Sheriff's Department had been called to assist with a 12-hour standoff in Sharon, Wis., said Capt. Dana Nigbor of the Walworth County Sheriff's Department.

The tank, known as MARV, belongs to the McHenry County Sheriff's department. Walworth County Sheriff's police requested the vehicle to assist them.

The incident that began as a domestic dispute Saturday when Eugene J. Lehman, 46, had burned his wife's clothes in the yard and fired several shots, said Walworth County Sheriff David Graves.

Lehman's wife and children, an adult and a teenager, were able to escape. Police were dispatched about 11:30 a.m. Sunday and the standoff ended about midnight Monday.

Lehman had shot himself in the abdomen, Graves said. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

– Sarah Sutschek

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