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Man breaks into Genesee Co. sheriff’s office, tries to attack deputies

Posted at 8:20 AM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 08:20:02-04

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man broke into a Michigan sheriff’s department office and tried to attack deputies with a knife before being taken into custody.

WJRT-TV reports the man on Sunday morning shattered the glass on the doors leading to the lobby of the Genesee County sheriff’s office in Flint, smashed a kiosk and damaged vending machines. Sheriff Robert Pickell says he tried to attack three deputies who responded to check out the noise.

The station says the man was taken into custody without anyone getting hurt.

The man’s name wasn’t immediately released, pending possible charges. Pickell says the man has a criminal history dating back to 1999, including a conviction for assault. The station says the man also damaged the Circuit Court building next door.