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Man in standoff had allegedly threatened to shoot son

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 17:28:44-04

JACKSON, Mich. — A man was arrested Sunday night after pulling a gun on a family member, barricading himself inside a home, and setting the home on fire, Jackson police said.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic call around 4 p.m. at a home in the 1500 block of Chapin Street on Sunday, July 14.

The victim was able to call 911, saying that his father, who suffers from dementia, pulled a gun on him, police said.

When officers arrived on the scene, they said that the suspect was alone in the house.

They tried to make contact with the 76-year-old man, but he had barricaded himself inside the home and refused to come out so the police surrounded the home.

They also threw him a phone to talk with him.

At one point the man came out and told the police to leave.

Then, police saw smoke coming out of the house.

The Jackson Police Department says the man had lit the house on fire from the inside.

Officers and members of the Jackson Fire Department made entry into the home and the man was taken into custody after about two hours.

The man was located in the home in a bathroom. He was not injured and unarmed.

The fire was quickly put out and no one was hurt.

The man was transported to Henry Ford Allegiance Health for treatment before being lodged at the Jackson County Jail.

Police did locate a handgun in the home.

The son is 53 years-old and lives in the home with the dad.

Police say the father will be charged with felonious assault, and probably more due to starting the house on fire.

They are reporting that the damage to the home from the fire and smoke is bad.

The suspect's name will not be released until he is arraigned.

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