Stand-Off Ends Peacefully In Pittsfield Township

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 08/30/2019 - 13:34

A three-hour stand-off ended peacefully Friday morning when a suspect agreed to exit a home on the 6300 block of West Michigan and turn himself into Pittsfield Police.

Around 4:30 a.m., Pittsfield Police were dispatched to the home for a domestic violence call, according to Lt. Brandon Williams. The suspect refused to exit the home, causing the stand-off.

Saline-area residents reported seeing as many as 10 police vehicles and officers with shields and bullhorns. Williams couldn’t say how many officers were at the scene, but the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police assisted when the midnight shift sergeant asked for more backup.

Around 7:30 a.m., the incident de-escalated when the subject voluntarily came out of the home and was arrested by police, Williams said. The suspect was lodged at the county jail. Charges are being reviewed by the prosecuting attorney’s office and arraignment is expected Saturday, Williams said.


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