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Taylor County sheriff's deputy wounded during manhunt

WESTBORO, WI (WTAQ) - A 27-year-old gunman shot and wounded a Taylor County sheriff's deputy and fled, resulting in a three-hour manhunt that ended with his arrest. 

It all started early Sunday evening, when deputies were told that a man wanted for violating a court injunction was hiding at a home near Westboro. 

A stand-off took place, and officials say it ended a short time later when the gunman shot and wounded the deputy. There was no word on how badly the officer was hurt -- but he was able to call the dispatch center in Medford to report his injury, and local residents helped with emergency aid until a Rib Lake ambulance could arrive.  

The deputy was taken to an area hospital. 

Officers from Clark, Marathon, Lincoln, Eau Claire, Chippewa, and Price counties helped Taylor County and Medford officers in the manhunt. 

The suspect was nabbed around 9:05 p.m., and was taken to the Lincoln County Jail in Merrill.

There was no immediate word on what prompted the suspect to hide, or what triggered the standoff. More details are expected to come out Monday. 

The state Justice Department is helping local officers investigate.