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7 hour standoff in Walker ends peacefully

Police asked residents to avoid the area for hours after a suspect barricaded himself inside a home.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Update 6:05 p.m.

After 7 hours, The Walker Police Department has confirmed to 13 ON YOUR SIDE the standoff situation near Cornelia Ave. and Ferris St has come to an end. 

Police say the suspect came out peacefully and no one was injured.

Officers will remain in the area to conduct a search warrant, but the area is back open to resident traffic. 

Original Story:

Walker and Wyoming Police are asking residents to avoid the area near Cornelia Ave. and Ferris St. after a suspect as barricaded himself in a home.

According to police, the suspect, believed to have been involved in a violent armed robbery that took place in Wyoming on Wednesday, is refusing to leave the home.

A nearby apartment complex has been evacuated and nearby residents have been instructed to shelter in place until the the incident is resolved.

Police are working to resolve the situation peacefully.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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