Man arrested after Allegan County standoff

Michigan State police at Johnson Village Mobile Home Park in Saugatuck Township. (Jan. 28, 2014)
Michigan State police at Johnson Village Mobile Home Park in Saugatuck Township. (Jan. 28, 2014)

SAUGATUCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was arrested Wednesday morning following a 14-hour standoff at an Allegan County mobile home.

Authorities were dispatched around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a felonious assault with a gun at Johnson Village Mobile Home Park on Maple Lane off Blue Star Highway, east of I-196, west of Fennville.

Many Michigan State Police troopers, an MSP special response team, a bomb squad to possibly use a robot to search the home, and firefighters were at the scene. The man may have been armed.

Troopers tried to communicate with the suspect by using a bullhorn but with minimal success.

Police fired tear gas canisters into the residence to try and get the suspect to surrender.

A Consumers Energy crew was also at the scene, as authorities could have cut service to the home to help entice the man to come out.

Some neighbors told 24 Hour News 8 they were not told to leave their homes.

The suspect surrendered peacefully around 8:45 a.m. and faces felony assault charges.

The mobile home park manager told 24 Hour News 8 the suspect is 53 years old, a veteran and going through a difficult divorce.

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