APPLETON — An Appleton man was arrested Monday and faces weapons charges after police say he fired a rifle shot into the air outside a home while officers were on the scene, then retreated back inside.

Torey D. Robinson, 37, faces possible charges including a felon in possession of a firearm.

The incident began shortly after 3 a.m. when officers went to 1100 Block of N. Leminwah for a report of shots fired.

The area is on Appleton’s east side, just south of Highway 96.

When they arrived, officers heard additional shots and identified a residence the shots were coming from.

A perimeter was established, and officers attempted contact at the house, according to a news release.

That’s when a man came out of the house and fired an additional shot into the air from what appeared to be a rifle and then fled back into the house.

As a precautionary measure, a shelter-in-place order was given to residents in the neighborhood.

The Appleton Special Weapons and Tactics Team along with Crisis Negotiators were activated.

After continued dialogue, the man eventually came out of the home and was taken into custody.

Officers maintained a presence at the scene while police took additional residents from the home.

No significant injuries occurred as a result of this incident and neighbors can now move about as normal.

Appleton investigators drafted a search warrant and when it was signed they executed a search of the residence.

The scene is still being processed and officers will remain in the area. Investigators are still actively completing interviews and the investigation is ongoing.

Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, Fox Valley Metro Police Department, Appleton Fire Department, and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted.

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