Suspect surrenders after 3-hour standoff

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — An alleged assault suspect was arrested following a three hour standoff in Kalamazoo early Tuesday morning.

Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to the 700 block of Keenway Circle on a report of a domestic assault around 9:30 p.m. Monday.

After the suspect, a 44-year-old Kalamazoo resident, assaulted the woman, he stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene, according to police.

Later that night, the suspect returned to the victim’s apartment, forced opened the door and attempted to assault her a second time. According to authorities, the victim was able to flee the apartment unharmed.

With assistance from Kalamazoo County Sheriff Deputies, the suspect and the stolen vehicle was located at a home in the 5900 block of North 24th Street shortly after midnight.

Due to threats of suicide and access to weapons, the Kalamazoo Metropolitan SWAT team was also called in to help.

After nearly three hours of negotiations, the suspect surrendered.

The suspect was arrested on charges of home invasion, domestic assault, automobile theft, and a parole violation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269)-337-8994 or Silent Observer at (269)-343-2100.

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