PD: Standoff sparked by reported threats by armed man

Kent County
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WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — The Wyoming man who held police at bay in a standoff that lasted at least 8 hours has been charged in connection with the incident.

Patrick Coyne, 59, is facing with three counts of felonious assault for the domestic violence allegations that gave rise to the standoff, Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker confirmed Thursday. He has not yet been arraigned. 

The incident began Wednesday afternoon after police were called to a home on Roos Avenue south of Burton Street in Wyoming on reports of domestic violence. Investigators say Coyne reportedly brandished a long gun during the ordeal.

Other people in the home came out when police asked them to do so, but Coyne refused. For hours during the standoff, he taunted police. He repeatedly emerged from the home, yelled expletives, and declared he did nothing wrong.

On at least two occasions, police tried to take the suspect down by firing non-lethal beanbag rounds at him, but Coyne simply turned around and walked back into his home after being hit.

Shortly after midnight, police announced that the situation was resolved. Details about how the suspect was brought into custody weren’t immediately released but officers say no one was hurt.

As of late Thursday morning, Coyne was not facing any charges for disobeying law enforcement officers’ commands and prompting the costly standoff that brought officers from at least three jurisdictions to the scene. Becker said Wyoming police had not requested charges related to the standoff.

Court officials said a date and time for a first court appearance on the assault charges had not been set.

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