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Meth lab discovered after 5-hour standoff
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A more-than-five-hour standoff ended Saturday night with at least two people arrested.
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers tell Newschannel 3 it started around 4:30 p.m. Saturday as they responded to a report of a methamphetamine lab in the 500 block of Egleston.
When officers got on scene, one man jumped out of a window and was arrested on outstanding warrants.
Two men were still inside the home and refused to leave.
Police say the two men were believed to have multiple firearms on them at the time.
The Kalamazoo Metropolitan SWAT Team was called to assist in the situation. The negotiators were able to get one man to surrender. But the second refused to leave.
He was surrendered only after police released a chemical irritant in the home.
Officers searched the home and found a large and complex methamphetamine lab inside along with a shotgun.
Officers remained on scene for several hours disposing of the lab.
Both the 26-year-old man and 24-year-old man were taken into custody at the Kalamazoo County Jail on several outstanding warrants. Additional charges for the meth lab and weapons violations are pending.
Animal Services also took away at least one dog.