Kalamazoo standoff ends with 'drunk' man placed under arrest

KALAMAZOO, MICH. - A man who police say threatened a woman with a knife and engaged in an hours-long standoff with officers was arrested without incident.

Kalamazoo police received a called Sunday, Oct. 23, regarding an allegedly drunk man acting "crazy" and armed with a knife, according to a news release.

Police responded to a home near Washington Avenue and Mills Street, where they came across a 36-year-old woman who reported she was assaulted and threatened with a knife by the 43-year-old man. The man ran inside of the house before police were able to talk with him.

He refused to leave the house and made threatening statements to officers, saying that they'd get hurt if they came inside, the release states.

Members of the Kalamazoo Metro SWAT Team helped officers armed with a search warrant, eventually gaining access to the man and placing him under arrest early Monday.

The suspect's name has not yet been released, but he is awaiting arraignment on a charge of felonious domestic assault.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269-337-8994 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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