Man arrested after Alger County standstill | WJMN

ALGER COUNTY, Mich. (WJMN) – At approximately 12:30 p.m., two Alger County Deputies attempted a Transportation/Testing Order for a psychological assessment of a 44-year-old male at his residence in Rock River Twp.

As deputies approached, the suspect became resistant and attempted to flee back to his residence. A deputy attempted to gain control of the suspect when the suspect began attacking him with a piece of rebar as the mission progressed.

The second deputy attempted to gain control of the suspect because the suspect was only mildly affected by the mission. The suspect was able to break free and break into his home. The second lieutenant immediately followed the suspect into the house because the suspect could be in possession of a long gun and pointed it at the deputy from inside the house. The first officer immediately retreated when he fell off the porch to try to create some distance. Both delegates were able to retreat to a safe location, where they called for immediate assistance.

The suspect is still in the house. Several officers from the Michigan State Police as well as additional delegates from the Alger County Sheriff’s Office were immediately dispatched to assist. The Michigan State Police Emergency Response Team was deployed to assist in the arrest of the suspect.

At around 6:30 p.m., the suspect fled the home and was apprehended by the MSP Emergency Support Team. The suspect was then referred to UP Health Systems in Marquette for evaluation.

No names have been announced at this time.

https://www.upmatters.com/news/local-news/north-central-up/man-taken-into-custody-after-alger-county-standoff/ Man arrested after Alger County standstill | WJMN

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