Update: Suspect arrested in Petoskey stand-off
EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Details were released following a stand-off Friday night in Emmet County.
The Petoskey Department of Public Safety were dispatched to the Traverse Woods Apartment Complex around 4:30 p.m. on Friday for a breaking and entering complaint.
Just after 6 p.m. an officer said he made contact with a suspect who reportedly became very aggressive towards him.
Officers say the suspect pulled what appeared to be a knife out of his pocket.
The suspect was tased twice, according to officers, but was still able to make it back into his apartment and lock the door.
Officers said they secured the scene and began negotiations with the suspect.
Other tenants were evacuated from the building after the suspect refused to leave his apartment, according to officers.
The family of the suspect was brought in to help negotiators attempt to peacefully end the situation.
An arrest warrant was issued for the suspect and a search warrant was issued for the apartment.
Officers said negotiations continued for several hours.
Shortly after midnight the suspect attempted to flee the apartment but was intercepted by the Emergency Response Team.
The suspect wouldn't listen to orders, authorities said. He was tased again, restrained and taken into custody.
The suspect was taken to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital and was cleared by the emergency room staff before being lodged in the Emmet County Jail.
Police are not releasing the name of the 40 year old suspect. He was charged with one count of felonious assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts police officer- assaulting/resisting/obstructing.
Officers report the search warrant found three pocket knives and a black semi-automatic style handgun that was determined to be a BB gun.
Additional charges are being requested for restricting and obstructing during the arrest.