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

Posted at 4:20 AM, Dec 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-05 06:41:35-05

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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