GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man is in custody after a standoff on the south side of Grand Rapids Saturday afternoon.
Around 11 a.m., officers with the Grand Rapids Police Department were sent to the area of Burton Street SW and Buchanan Avenue SW. They were originally called to the home for a “domestic incident,” GRPD said.
A standoff began around 1 p.m., according to GRPD.
A News 8 crew at the scene could hear officers giving commands for someone to come outside. A man who was armed with a gun had barricaded himself inside, GRPD said.
The SWAT team responded and was able to get the man to come out. Around 2:15 p.m., the man exited the house and was taken into custody peacefully.
After the man was in custody, a News 8 crew at the scene could hear officers giving commands for someone to come outside. Eventually, officers entered the home and searched it. They did not find anyone else inside.
Buchanan Avenue was closed between Rose Street SW and Elm Street SW during the standoff. It has since reopened.