The incident occurred at a home along Highsaddle Avenue NW.

JACKSON TWP.  Police have filed several charges after a 3 1/2-hour standoff Tuesday ended with the man in custody.

The incident occurred at a home on Highsaddle Avenue NW in a subdivision east of Amherst Avenue.

It started just before 11 a.m. when township firefighters were called to the residence to assist someone with a health issue. The man's wife, who was not home at the time, had called for assistance, Police Chief Mark Brink said.

Firefighters said they were threatened and told to leave, prompting police to get involved.

Police also said they were threatened, so they requested assistance from the Canton SWAT team. Brink said officers were aware the man had access to several handguns and a rifle, which led to a call for additional help.


Police cordoned off the neighborhood and blocked several nearby streets. Residents who were at home were advised to remain in their houses.

The situation continued until early afternoon, with police using a bull horn and advising the man to leave his house. After contacting his lawyer, the man ended the standoff and came out of the house. He was taken into custody and charged with a obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony, and misdemeanor counts of inducing panic and aggravated menacing.

Police "did an excellent job," Brink said. He also praised the patience of firefighters and the cooperation with the SWAT team.

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