Police: Barricaded gunman in Mecosta County
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:48:36 GMT —
A man who barricaded himself inside a Mecosta County home for nearly 24 hours was arrested Wednesday evening.
It happened at a home near the intersection of 120th and Monroe Road near Morley.
The Mecosta County Sheriffâ??s Office and Michigan State Police responded with SWAT and a bomb squad.
According to WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, authorities used tear gas to get the man out of the house around 10 p.m. and took him into custody.
Neighbors say the situation started Tuesday night and escalated into Wednesday morning, and then throughout the day.
WOOD-TV reports that around 1 p.m. Wednesday, neighbors were told there was a standoff and were evacuated.
Their news crew heard about eight shots fired Wednesday afternoon and evening in the area. They said it was unclear who fired the shots. There were not any immediate reports of injuries.
Neighbors told WOOD-TV a woman has lived in the home for about a year, and the gunman was believed to be her boyfriend. Neighbors said there is a history of domestic calls there, including one about a week ago.