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Man arrested after incident at IM church

IRON MOUNTAIN — A man was arrested Sunday after what was reported as an “active shooter” incident at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain.

Police responded about 9:15 a.m., minutes after the caller said the man was acting strangely and being disruptive during church services. The man reached into a backpack and the caller believed he was going to begin shooting, according to a news release from Iron Mountain Director of Police and Fire Services Ed Mattson.

Two IMPD officers took the 67-year-old man into custody in the church courtyard. He is being detained pending further investigation and will be evaluated for mental competency, Mattson stated in the release.

A report will be forwarded to Dickinson County Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Richards for review and possible criminal charges.

The IMPD was assisted by Kingsford Public Safety, the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department and the Michigan State Police.

No further information was released.

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