Man with gun causes incident at Marquette City Hall

LAW ENFORCEMENT surround Marquette City Hall after a man with a gun entered the building Monday afternoon. (Mining Journal photo)

MARQUETTE — A potential dangerous situation at Marquette City Hall was defused Monday afternoon after a man entered the building with a firearm.

At about 3:35 p.m. Monday, the male — who police have not identified — entered Marquette City Hall lower-level and requested to speak with a police officer, according to a Marquette Police Department news release,. While waiting, he confronted a civilian with a handgun who got out of the building safely. The male then reapproached the police department front window and confronted officers with the handgun.

The release states that City Hall was evacuated or workers sheltered in place and a perimeter was established containing the incident to the lower level of City Hall.

After conversing with the male for approximately 90 minutes, he was eventually disarmed by officers. A loaded handgun was recovered. The male was transported to UPHS-Marquette for evaluation. The male and one officer received minor injuries. The officer did not seek medical attention.

The incident remains under investigation and will be forwarded to the Marquette County Prosecutors Office for review.

Officers from the sheriff’s office, Marquette City Police, and Michigan State Police were at the site along with the Marquette Fire Department, Marquette Corrections Officers and EMS.


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