Hatchet Attack Update: Standoff Ends with Nobody in Custody

Posted at 7:41 AM, Mar 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-06 08:44:49-05

WYOMING, Mich. – Detectives, negotiators, and a full SWAT response have the scene of a police standoff, where officers say a daughter has attacked her parents with a hatchet.

It had all been unfolding in the area of Freedom and Jefferson in Wyoming, where the standoff had been going on for hours.  At around 7:30 a.m., police started clearing the area, after concluding that the daughter was no longer inside the home.

Our crew on the scene has spoken to detectives, who say the parents were able to escape from the home after being attacked, and make it to police for help.  We’re told one of the parents was stabbed, and the other was attacked with a hatchet.

Negotiators were on the scene for hours trying to talk the daughter out of the home.

According to our own Nicole DiDonato, the mother is in stable condition, and the father has been released from the hospital.  Officers have not released any additional details on the suspect, including her age.