Douglas Man Arrested After Standoff
Michigan State Police (MSP) confirm the Wednesday morning arrest of a man who barricaded himself in his trailer at the Johnson Village mobile home park in Douglas Tuesday night.
Authorities say the first call came in around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday. They say a man had some type of altercation with his neighbor, but the neighbor was not injured.
Police and state troopers arrived at the scene and began evacuating people from the area.
Troopers say the suspect was a registered gun owner. They also say this is not the first time they have had dealings with this person. Officers were just at the man’s home last Wednesday and say he has been showing up to the MSP post for three weeks.
Around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday a rapid succession of bangs could be heard at the scene.
MSP officials said they were using some sort of concussion grenades to shake the man up and get him out of the house.
Authorities confirmed the man surrendered at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday after tear gas was fired into his mobile home.
The bomb squad and additional crews from a fire department arrived on the scene around 5:30 Wednesday morning.
The suspect’s name was bein withheld pending his arraignment late Wednesday on a felonious assault charge.
No one was reported injured during the standoff.