ALMENA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was arrested Wednesday morning after he allegedly attacked two men with an ax and punched a Michigan State Police trooper in Almena Township.
Around 9:45 a.m., multiple law enforcement agencies were sent to 28th Avenue near 31st Street after receiving a 911 call from two men who said that they were attacked by a man with an ax.
Responding officers learned that while on Almena Township public property the two men came up on a 47-year-old Van Buren County man who was near a “shack” in the woods. The man then allegedly punched one of the men in the face, knocking him to the ground.
The Van Buren County man continued to attack the man while the third man tried to come rescue him, the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office said.
Once they were separated, the man went to the shack and grabbed an ax which he began to swing at the men. The pair called 911 once they were able to get away.
When officers found the Van Buren County man and tried to take him into custody, he became noncompliant and punched an MSP trooper, deputies said. The trooper’s condition is unknown.
Tasers then had to be used on the man but he continued to resist, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies said that the man eventually complied and was taken into custody.
Once he was cleared by the medical team on the scene, he was taken to the Van Buren County Jail. His name has not been released.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at 269.657.3101, Crime Stoppers at 1.800.342.7867 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.
This incident remains under investigation.