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Kalamazoo police arrest gunman after six-hour standoff

Kalamazoo Public Safety Cruiser 04302022
Posted at 8:55 AM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 08:55:16-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kalamazoo police responded to calls involving an armed gunman on Wednesday night.

Officers were requested to intervene in the 1800 block of East Main Street when a victim claimed that the suspect pulled out a gun and fired it in their direction.

Officers secured the home where the gunman was barricaded as a search warrant was being processed. A SWAT team was summoned alongside Crisis Negotiations to aid in the situation.

The suspect reportedly refused to leave the home despite contacts from local authorities.

A six-hour standoff ensued before police entered the home and arrested the suspect, a 37-year-old resident of Kalamazoo.

He was later brought to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department, where he is being held on weapons and assault charges.

Authorities ask that people with information in connection to the incident to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269-488-8911 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.