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ARPIN — Wood County's sheriff says one of his deputies was shot and wounded after responding to a report of a suicidal person.

Sheriff Shawn Becker says the deputy responded to an address in the Village of Arpin about 8 p.m. Tuesday. He says the deputy was shot while investigating the report and was flown by helicopter to a hospital. Becker says emergency medical staff told him the deputy suffered a gunshot wound to the arm.

The deputy's condition was not immediately available.

The sheriff did not say if the shooter was in custody. The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation is handling the investigation.

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Arpin, population about 350, is a small village about 23 miles west of Stevens Point.

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