EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – A manhunt was launched for 28-year-old Mitchell Henke after a woman reported that he pistol-whipped her and threatened to kill her child. This was about 11:45 p.m. at a house west of Eau Claire in Union township. Sheriff Dave Riewestahl called Henke armed and dangerous. The woman had fled the house and called 911 for help. Her 2-year-old child, she said, was still inside. A regional SWAT team surrounded the house. After several hours of negotiation, the SWAT team entered the house through a bedroom window and rescued the child. Henke wasn’t there. This was at 3200 block of West Cameron Street.

Henke. Wanted for several felonies. Sheriff: He’s armed and dangerous. Don’t approach.