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MSP: Man in custody after barricading himself inside Van Buren County home

Posted at 3:25 PM, Sep 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-20 17:02:36-04

GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Michigan State Police say a man with a gun who barricaded himself inside a home in Van Buren County is now in police custody.

MSP say it started Monday afternoon at a house in the 15000 block of County Road 681 south of 12th Avenue in Geneva Township.

According to a tweet by MSP, the suspect shot at a vehicle in the area of two people who were in the yard.

Troopers say the suspect then retreated into the house.

A negotiation team was deployed to attempt to contact the suspect via cell phone.

A few hours later, MSP say the suspect surrendered without incident.

Authorities are still on scene.

It’s not yet known what led up to the shooting and following standoff.