Police Stand-off in Grand Rapids Closes Streets on NE Side

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A stand-off situation that developed early Thursday morning at a home on the city’s northeast side has ended peacefully.

Police tell us the situation started at around 12:30 a.m. on Travis Street NE, when a woman reported that she was concerned about her boyfriend’s safety after receiving a text message from him.  Her description of the possible situation led police to respond with tactical teams.

Officers had made repeated attempts to make contact with the man inside, who may have been armed with a weapon.  Shortly after 4:00 a.m., the suspect was taken into custody.

Travis had been closed off for hours, as are other nearby streets, including Coit, Dale, and Lafayette.  SWAT teams had gone to neighbors’ homes, telling them to take shelter or evacuate their homes if they feel it is necessary.

Continue checking back here for more updates on this developing situation.

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4 Comments to “Police Stand-off in Grand Rapids Closes Streets on NE Side”

    neckbone said:
    December 5, 2013 at 3:24 AM

    And on a school night…This town is getting bad with crime again…We need a blizzard to hit for a straight week.That way the crackheads have time to clean out and maybe think about stopping throwing there and there families life's down the tube..And with several feet of snow it is almost impossible for punk crooks to walk around causing trouble…….BRING ON THE SNOW!!!!!!!

      snowday! said:
      December 5, 2013 at 5:22 AM

      thats funny. a nice weather change and it makes the rats migrate inside for the season. hooray for snow!!!!

    snowGod said:
    December 5, 2013 at 5:23 AM

    thank you God and bless with more snowwww

    kdude said:
    December 5, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Sounds like he was holding himself hostage..

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