Standoff at Norway home ends peacefully with man in custody

A LAW ENFORCEMENT tactical team and other officers cross U.S. 2 in Norway headed for a mobile home on C Street, near the Thirsty Whale, where police reportedly were engaged in a standoff with an individual inside. A man later was taken into custody without the team having to take action. (Matt McCarthy/Daily News photo)

UPDATED: NORWAY — A man had a tense standoff with police before surrendering Sunday evening after he entered a C Street residence and then took refuge in a neighboring mobile home in Norway.

Officers responded just after 4 p.m. to a 911 call of an intruder in a home on the 300 block of C Street, according to a news release from the Norway Police Department.

The suspect, described as a short, white male wearing dark clothing, reportedly fled the residence through a back door while officers were enroute to the home.

While tracking the man to a wooded area south of the residence, officers reportedly learned he had entered a mobile home on the same block of C Street. The man did not respond as police surrounded the home, the new release stated.

The Dickinson County Critical Incident Response Team was brought in and a negotiator was able by phone to get the man to come out of the residence. He was arrested without incident and taken to the Dickinson County Jail, the release stated.

No name was released.

The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police also assisted Norway Police in the incident.


NORWAY — A tense standoff at a mobile home in Norway on late Sunday afternoon ended with at least one man in custody as a police tactical team had been poised outside.

Officers from all law enforcement agencies in Dickinson County and some from outside the county were called sometime after 4 p.m. to assist with the situation on C Street, just behind the Thirsty Whale tavern on U.S. 2 on Norway’s north side, according to police scanner information.

A police tactical team was called in and assembled in a nearby parking lot before crossing U.S. 2 toward the home about 5:30 p.m., according to a witness at the site.

As they got into position to enter the home, a report came through that a man had been taken into custody; he later was seen being led out in handcuffs. Eyewitness reports from the site indicated a second person may have been taken in as well.

Norway Police could not be reached Sunday night for further details on the situation. An officer at the site confirmed a person was in custody but provided no other information.


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