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GRPD tactical assignment ends with one in custody, illegal weapons confiscated

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Jul 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-21 15:54:39-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An individual is in custody following a “tactical assignment” that happened on Wednesday in southwest Grand Rapids.

The Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) said they were looking for someone near Union Avenue and Thomas Street and conducted a high-risk search warrant in that area, arresting one person.

Four assault-style rifles were confiscated, said GRPD, and the suspect is facing several charges, including carrying a concealed weapon and resisting and obstructing.

The suspect had outstanding warrants in other jurisdictions for weapons charges as well as domestic violence, GRPD said on Thursday.

Currently, the suspect is being held at Kent County Correctional Facility. An arraignment will be held at a later date.

“This is an example of the proactive approach GRPD is taking to combat gun violence in our community,” said Chief Eric Winstrom. “Since January 1, we have recovered over 300 illegally possessed guns. Getting these guns off the street is an important step in reducing violence and keeping our community safe.”

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