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Police engaged in standoff on Kalamazoo's east side, 1 suspect detained

Officers with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety engaged in what appeared to be a standoff with an unknown number of suspects near the intersection of Cooper and Dearborn avenues Saturday evening, having asked members inside a residence to exit and surrender themselves. (WWMT/Sam Knef)

Officers with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety and Township of Kalamazoo Police Department engaged in what appeared to be a standoff with an unknown number of suspects near the intersection of Cooper and Dearborn avenues Saturday evening at approximately 9 p.m., having asked members inside a residence to exit and surrender themselves.

It is unclear how the standoff began, but Newschannel 3's Sam Knef reported seeing one suspect being detained by police.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was update to reflect officers with both KDPS and Kalamazoo Township were on scene.

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