36-year-old man arrested after alleged kidnapping in Van Buren County

Posted at 11:21 PM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 23:32:53-04

ANTWERP TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police made an arrest after two people reported an attempted kidnapping on Tuesday.

It happened just before 4:00 p.m. in the 49,000 block of 24th Street in Antwerp Township.

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office  said the suspect allegedly held two people against their will at knife point. The victims claim the suspect allegedly slashed two tires on one of the victims’ vehicles before they were able to escape and call 911.

Authorities arrested a 36-year-old man after an hour long standoff. Police said he was also armed with a knife. One of the deputies sustained minor injuries after being assaulted by the suspect during the arrest.

Courtesy: Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office

The case remains under investigation.