COURTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - There was a heavy police presence on a private drive near 15 Mile Road and Northland Drive in Courtland Township Saturday.
A neighbor told 24 Hour News 8 that multiple Kent County Sheriff's Department vehicles showed up to a house on Harvest Lane late Saturday morning around 10 a.m.
According to officials, the incident started as a domestic violence case around 1 a.m. Saturday in the 12000 block of Harvest Lane. The suspect had left the scene in a car before deputies arrived.
The victim and her children also left the scene and went to a safe place.
Around 10 a.m., deputies saw the suspect's vehicle back at the residence.
There is a criminal history with this suspect and there was concern that he may have armed himself with a firearm that was reported missing.
Police spent hours trying to get the suspect to talk with them because he would not come out of the house. After speaking with authorities over the phone for several minutes, the suspect surrendered to deputies who had surrounded the residence.
The standoff ended around 2:15 p.m. and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
The missing firearm was confirmed to be at another location and not at the suspect's residence.
No one else was in the house during the standoff.
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The rink will be open that day from 3-9 p.m.