Update: Stand-off ends with subjects being detained; area re-opened to public

Posted at 2:29 AM, Oct 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-02 05:53:50-04

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.