Suspect to stand trial in Wisconsin motorcycle shop standoff

 

February 11, 2016

OSHKOSH A Wisconsin man accused of starting a hostage standoff at a motorcycle shop has been bound over for trial.

Forty-six-year-old Brian Flatoff of Stevens Point waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday. Appleton Post-Crescent Media (http://post.cr/1LhWWES ) reports a Winnebago County judge ordered Flatoff to stand trial.

Flatoff faces murder and attempted first-degree homicide charges in the Dec. 5 standoff at Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah. One man died and a police officer was injured after a bullet bounced off his helmet.

Flatoff also faces charges for a disturbance at a woman's home that preceded the standoff. His arraignment is set for March 17.

Michael Funk was fatally shot as he left the motorcycle shop. Police say Funk was armed and didn't obey police commands to drop his weapon. The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating.

 


Associated Press