Bridge Street in GR reopens after police standoff

Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids standoff

Grand Rapids police are near a standoff on Bridge Street Thursday, July 25, 2019.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Bridge Street on Grand Rapids’ northwest side has reopened after a police standoff Thursday morning.

Grand Rapids police said a man believed to be armed with a handgun made suicidal threats, reportedly threatened family and barricaded himself in a house in the 900 block of Bridge Street NW near Pettibone Avenue NW.

Shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday, police said the man safely exited the home and Bridge Street was reopened to traffic.

The police department said anyone currently experiencing a mental health crisis or suicidal thoughts can call the Network180 access center helpline at 1.800.273.8255.

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