Standoff suspect charged with trying to kill police, EMT

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GENEVA TWP., Mich. - More details are being released after an hours-long standoff in Van Buren County Tuesday.

From Van Buren Co. Jail

From Van Buren Co. Jail

Wednesday afternoon, Jason Kohlhoff was arraigned on six counts of attempted murder and six counts of firearms possession.  The six counts of attempted murder are for the standoff involving four troopers, one sergeant and one emergency medical technician.  All attempted murder charges carry a possibility of life in prison if convicted.  Bond was set for $3.25 million.

The standoff started around 10:30am when Michigan State Police went to the home of Jason Kohlhoff in the 3400 block of County Road 681 in Geneva Township. They approached Kohlhoff, 41, because of alleged threat he had made to an Allegan County official.  Police say Kohlhoff was uncooperative and aggressive and was armed with a long gun.  He allegedly fired a shot at the ground and barricaded himself in the home.

Geneva Twp. house after standoff

Geneva Twp. house after standoff

During the standoff, officers and Kohlhoff exchanged gunfire.  No one was injured. The standoff ended around 3:30am Wednesday when Kohlhoff surrendered without incident.

Michigan State Police continue to be at the scene Wednesday. Family members had told police that Kohlhoff had explosives in his possession.  Neighbors say that Kohlhoff was a dog breeder and also had a legal marijuana grow operation on his property.


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