STANTON, Mich. (WOOD) - An apparent drunk man armed with a gun was arrested after having an outburst outside a sheriff's department.
Police said the suspect had a .44 Taurus revolver and appeared at the front doors of the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office in Stanton around 11:19 p.m. Saturday.
He was cursing and demanding more deputies respond to a child custody dispute he was having with an ex-girlfriend, according to a news release.
The same person had called dispatch earlier in the evening to report his ex-girlfriend had taken their son from his home in Stanton. The man became upset with police, which prompted his trip to the Sheriff's Office.
As the Sheriff's Office's outer doors were locked, dispatchers were able to communicate with the suspect through an intercom. Dispatchers and jail deputies could see, via a security camera, the man was armed. They determined he had a concealed weapons permit.
Sheriff's deputies and Michigan State Police troopers were able to talk with the man, and placed him under arrest on the front lawn of the Sheriff's Office. He faces charges of possessing a firearm while intoxicated, and suspension or revocation of his concealed weapons permit.
Deputies located the suspect's child who was found safe with his mother.
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