Suspect identified after hours-long standoff in Grand Rapids

Posted at 7:55 PM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-19 19:55:46-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Police say Larry Walker, 54,  is in custody after a standoff Sunday afternoon.

Grand Rapids Police were called to the 1800 block of Thelma Avenue SE between Griggs and Elliott streets at around 2:50 p.m.

GRPD is calling it domestic incident involving family members with an ax or hatchet type weapon.

Walker allegedly threatened two relatives with the weapon prior to the standoff. It's unclear at this point if the suspect has a history with police.

Walker was charged with assault to do great bodily harm.