Armed standoff in Menominee County ends with two arrests

MENOMINEE — Two people are in custody after a male armed with a handgun barricaded himself in a Menominee Township home Thursday morning, leading to a standoff that lasted into the afternoon.

The male finally was forced out of W6122 18th Ave. when tactical units deployed OC gas, or oleoresin capsicum, into the residence, according to a news release from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office and Menominee City Police were called to the residence about 7:22 a.m. for a reported domestic assault and brandishing of a firearm.

When they arrived, the male had already barricaded himself inside the home after pointing the handgun at another individual, according to the news release.

Law enforcement established a perimeter around the residence while a Menominee County Sheriff’s Office negotiator attempted to contact the individual to request a peaceful surrender. Neighbors were advised they could evacuate or shelter in place.

When the male refused to come out, additional resources were brought in from the Marinette County Special Response Team, the Marinette Police Department Tactical Response Unit and the Menominee Police Department Robotics Unit.

Negotiations continued into the afternoon until the tactical units decided to use the OC gas. The male came out of the home unarmed and was taken into custody, the news release stated.

A female was also apprehended in connection with the incident. Both are in the Menominee County Jail, awaiting arraignment. Authorities did not release names or any other information about the two in custody.

Menominee County Sheriff’s Office detectives, negotiator team and deputies were assisted by the Menominee City Police, including the K9 and Robotics Units; Marinette County Sheriff’s Office and Special Response Team; Marinette City Police and Tactical Response Unit; the Michigan State Police; Menominee County Central Dispatch; and Aurora Bay Area Paramedics.


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