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Ottawa County felonious assault and standoff end peacefully

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PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A standoff led to an Ottawa County man being taken into custody on felonious assault charges Wednesday afternoon. Deputies were contacted about a despondent man who had sent texts to his spouse saying he was depressed and had a firearm. The spouse and another person responded to the residence and confronted the man, who had a long rifle in his possession.

The man — a 48-year-old Park Township resident — pointed the weapon at the two and ordered them to leave, which they did.

At 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on Washington Street near 160th Avenue in Park Township. After deputies arrived, they began talking with the man in an attempt to get him to leave the residence.

After 1 ½ hours, the man came out and was taken into custody unharmed.

The two victims’ names are being withheld. They include a 46-year-old Park Township resident and a 49-year-old Park Township resident.

The suspect’s name is being withheld pending arraignment in court.

The incident remains under investigation by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

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