Man arrested after standoff in northeast GR

Grand Rapids

Police on scene of a standoff in northeast Grand Rapids Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A 33-year-old man is in custody after a standoff with police on Grand Rapids’ northeast side Wednesday morning.

It started around 9 a.m. at a house on Caledonia Street NE near the intersection of Plainfield Avenue NE in the city’s Creston Heights neighborhood.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said authorities were called by the man’s wife who said she was concerned for his wellbeing. Officers set up a perimeter around the house while dispatchers called the man who became agitated and wouldn’t speak to authorities.

Officers at the scene heard what they thought were gunshots inside the house. They continued to negotiate until the man surrendered to police. He was arrested without incident, according to police.

GRPD said there is no threat to the public, but asks people avoid the area as they continue to investigate the incident.

There were no reports of injuries.

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