Standoff in Flint Township ends peacefully after nearly six hour - WNEM TV 5

Standoff in Flint Township ends peacefully after nearly six hours

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FLINT TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

A standoff that lasted about six hours on Wednesday ended peacefully.

Flint Township police responded to a home on the 2100 block of W. Maple between Van Slyke and I-75 for a domestic dispute about 4 p.m., Police Chief George Sippert said.

A 30-year-old man got into an altercation with his parents and then barricaded himself in the garage, Sippert said.

The man indicated to police he had explosive devices and weapons inside the garage, Sippert said.

Police set up a perimeter, evacuated neighbors, blocked off the road and requested the Michigan State Police Emergency Services.

MSP Lt. David Kaiser said MSP's SWAT team and bomb squad were involved with the situation.

The man surrendered peacefully through negotiations with police, Sippert said.

Flint Township police were assisted at the scene by several area agencies.

"We're grateful for the understanding and the support," Sippert said.

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