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Suspect holds two women hostage in standoff

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Posted at 11:56 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 11:56:46-04

CAMPBELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One woman was struck with a sawed off shotgun and held her with another woman in a standoff with police in Ionia County before a 47-year-old surrendered.

Police involvement began with a call to 911 in the overnight hours of June 10 from a person seeking help at an address on W. Clarksville Road south of Morrison Lake.

Police found that the man had struck one woman with a sawed off shotgun and was holding her in the house. Police then learned another woman with was them.

The injured woman managed to escape and hide in a moment when the suspect was distracted.

The standoff lasted several hours, and authorities brought in FBI-trained hostage negotiators.

The suspect surrendered peacefully and faces a number of charges.