Man arrested after being found with 3 missing children

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A 26-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested Friday night on multiple felony charges after he was found with three missing children, two of which are his, according to police.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety responded just after 8 p.m. to the 1000 block of Bridge Street in Kalamazoo for a missing children report.

According to authorities, an initial investigation revealed the three kids were found to be with the father of two of the children. Police said the man did not have permission to be with them.

Officers said all three children are OK.

Kalamazoo police said the man was known to have outstanding warrants. When they attempted to speak with the man inside his apartment on Bridge Street, officers said he refused to cooperate and took off.

With help from the Kalamazoo Metropolitan SWAT team, officers searched the apartment. The suspect was arrested and two firearms were located.

The man is being held at the Kalamazoo County Jail.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact KDPS at 269.488.8911 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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