Police surround Spring Lake Twp. apartment in search of 'dangerous' man

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP, MICH. - Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force surrounded an apartment building in Spring Lake Township on Friday evening, in search of a Detroit man who absconded parole.

Authorities said Cecil Frazier, 34, surrendered without incident at about 6:30 p.m.

Frazier served prison time for assault with intent to commit murder. Task Force Supervisor Steve Hetherington said Frazier has failed to report to his parole officer since Dec. 12, 2016.

Frazier was located “at an associate’s” apartment, police said.

The Grand Rapids fugitive team, made up of representatives from several police agencies, as well as Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies, participated in the apprehension, which began shortly after 6 p.m.

Hetherington said about nine officers armed with military-style rifles surrounded the Oberwald Lane building in the Swiss Village complex to conduct a “surround and call out operation.” This is safer than storming the unit, he said.

Frazier was considered dangerous because of his criminal history, Hetherington said.

Residents of the apartment building were allowed to leave or shelter in place during the incident.

Frazier would be transported back to Detroit, Hetherington said.

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This story originally appeared in the Grand Haven Tribune

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