One arrested after four-hour standoff with police
HOLLAND, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) —
A man is in police custody tonight after a four-hour standoff inside a home in Holland.
The man was taken into custody shortly before 8 p.m. on West 22nd street following a police chase.
It's unclear whether the suspect knew anyone living inside this home before deciding to barricade himself inside.
Shortly before 8 p.m., the suspect was seen walking out the front door of the home after officers entered. The man was arrested and taken to the hospital.
Police said the standoff began shortly before 4 p.m. this afternoon.
Police said the armed suspect led officers on a chase through parts of the city, after the man committed a felonious assault with a gun.
During the chase, a witness said the suspect drove over a grassy area of a small park nearby.
Moments later, the suspect got out of his car and ran into the home.
Tactical police officers were called out and surrounded the home before he was taken into custody.
“We just had a lot of police officers coming and going,” said Elaine Page, a neighbor. “There were guys in [camouflage] with assault rifles, so it was a little stressful.”
“[He} walks in with duffel bags for a while, and then comes back out with a kid who looks not very coherent, and they put him on a stretcher and put him in an ambulance,” said Kelsey Gephart, a witness.
Police have not revealed the man's age.
It's unclear if anyone else was injured during this crime spree.