GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police have cleared the scene of an overnight stand-off situation in Grand Rapids’ southeast side.
Shortly after midnight on Thursday morning, police got an anonymous tip that a man armed with a handgun was walking down the road near Prospect and Hall. When officers arrived, they came across three subjects, who took off running, with one reaching for his waistband. Police saw a gun and gave chase. They were able to apprehend one of them, but the other two ran into a home and wouldn’t come out, initially.
After a short time, subjects exited the home, but no gun was recovered. That is what led police to act out of an abundance of caution and call in a SWAT team to make sure nobody else was inside. The neighborhood near Hall and Madison was locked down and closed off to the public.
By 5:00 a.m. the team had determined nobody else was inside, searched the home, and resolved the situation. Nearby neighbors who had been evacuated from a small housing unit were allowed to return, and the streets were re-opened.
At this time, nobody has been placed under arrest. Officers have detained the subjects involved and continue to question them. One handgun was recovered over the course of the investigation.