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UPDATE: Man brought out of house by SWAT team

Posted at 3:43 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-09 23:10:22-04


A 27-year-old is in police custody after a brief standoff in a Lansing neighborhood Friday afternoon.

Lansing Police Public Information Officer Robert Merritt tells FOX 47 the man is a parole absconder and known to officers. He was spotted in a car shortly before noon Friday. Officers pulled the vehicle over and the man took off and ran into a home in the 700 block of Princeton Avenue. The person that lived there ran out, leaving just the suspect inside.

The man is known to have weapons, so Lansing Police brought in a SWAT team to negotiate with him. After about 30 minutes, the man came out peacefully, ending the incident with no injuries.

Officer Merritt tells FOX 47 the 27-year-old man was wanted for a couple of crimes in other jurisdictions. He will likely be arraigned either Saturday or Monday.


Police are on the scene in the area of Princeton and Saginaw in Lansing.

Around noon on Friday they surrounded a house where a wanted fugitive was inside. The man was known to be in possession of weapons.

Police asked everyone to avoid Princeton Ave. between Oakland Ave. and Saginaw Street until the situation was contained.

Willow Elementary is in that area and has since been put under restricted access, Bob Kolt told FOX 47.

Kolt is the Lansing Schools spokesman. He added, "This is a lower level security step cooperating with LPD. This action is NOT a lockdown of the school. Lockdown means no person can go in or out because students may be in immanent danger, not the case here."

A negotiator was on the scene talking to the man.

Around 1:00 p.m. the SWAT team did move in and brought a man out of the house with his hands above his head.

This is a breaking news story. FOX 47 is working to get more details on this story, and will update the story as more information becomes available. 

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