Hours-long standoff in Frankenmuth ends without incident - WNEM TV 5

Hours-long Standoff in Frankenmuth Ends Without Incident

Hours-long standoff in Frankenmuth ends without incident

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FRANKENMUTH, MI (WNEM) -- A man was taken into custody early Saturday morning following a five hour standoff with police.

Frankenmuth Police responded to the 600 block of Heine Street around 8:30 p.m. Friday for a report of a man threatening suicide with a weapon in his garage.

According to a Frankenmuth Police spokesperson, officers attempted to speak with the man who refused to come to the door. The mans family responded to the scene and attempted to talk to him, but he refused to exit the home and continued to threaten to harm himself.

The 59-year-old man was taken into custody without incident when officers were able to rush the man in the rear of the home.

The man was transported to a Saginaw area hospital for evaluation. Criminal charges are pending. 

Police say, they seized numerous long guns from the home including an illegal short barreled rifle and a shotgun which were both in reach of the man when he was taken into custody.

Heine Street was closed for a short time as a safety precaution. No residents were evacuated but they were asked to stay in their homes as officers contained the threat to the affected address.

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