Man arrested after domestic dispute, standoff in GR

Grand Rapids police surround a home on Van Buren Avenue NW. (Oct. 19, 2016).
Grand Rapids police surround a home on Van Buren Avenue NW. (Oct. 19, 2016).

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police have arrested a man following a domestic dispute and hourslong standoff.

Officers were called to a home in the 700 block of Van Buren Avenue NW around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a domestic dispute.

When officers arrived, a 45-year-old man answered the door holding a knife.

Police say the man refused to drop the knife and went back inside. Officers were able to get the woman out of the home safely.

The Grand Rapids Police Department set up a perimeter and gave neighbors the option to evacuate.

After five hours of attempting to talk with the suspect, officers went inside the home and discovered the man had left before a perimeter was established.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police were able to locate the suspect in a home on Garfield Avenue north of 6th Street not far from where the standoff occurred. Officers tased the man and then took him into custody, according to police. His name has not been released.

GRPD’s Major Case Team is investigating the incident and will give the case to the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office for review. Anyone with information is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.