Kalamazoo Metro SWAT team takes man into custody

Posted at 7:53 PM, Apr 27, 2019

KALAMAZOO, Mich.  — The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says its S.W.A.T. team has taken a man into custody.

KDPS says the situation unfolded shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday, after the male suspect forced his way into a home on the 1800 block of State St.

Officers discovered he had made threats with a gun before running off with some stolen property, leading them to a home on the 1200 block of Cameron St where he was hiding inside.

A perimeter was set up around the house, and a tactical team tried to talk the suspect out of the house, but to no avail.


Police determined he had a criminal history, including a violent felony with the use of a gun, and executed a search warrant.

In the course of that search, the 21-year-old suspect was taken into custody without incident. They also found the gun he had used to make threats earlier on State St.

He is currently being held at the Kalamazoo County jail on numerous charges.

No injuries were reported. The case is still under investigation by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.