Metro Detroit man crawls out of wrecked car, surrenders to police following chase and standoff

Posted at 10:48 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 09:34:56-04

12:30 a.m. 

A high speed chase suspect surrendered around 11:45 p.m. Monday night after staying inside his crashed car for nearly two hours.

Investigators tell us that man refused to stop for a traffic violation in the Chesterfield area near 22 Mile and Gratiot.

He led authorities on a chase through several towns, onto I-94, eventually ending near 16 Mile and Schoenherr in Sterling Heights.

We're told he hit a ditch and his car rolled over.

The suspect never left his car, and when a trooper went to arrest him, he yelled he was armed. 

Officers tried negotiating with him for a while, before the man surrendered, crawling from his crashed car with his hands up.

He was taken away in an ambulance to be checked out. 

11:49 p.m.

Michigan State Police say the man is in custody. 7 Action News crews on the scene saw the man crawl out of the car and police surround him.

The end was broadcast live on our Facebook page.

10:48 p.m.

Police are on the scene of a driver with a gun who is threatening to shoot police after a long running police chase.

The scene is at Schoenherr and Metropolitan Parkway in Sterling Heights.

Police say the chase started in New Baltimore with an attempted stop for a traffic violation on 22 Mile near Gratiot. The suspect proceeded down M-59 to I-94, before ending in the crash on 16 Mile.

That's where the suspect drove into a ditch, and lost control, causing the car to flip. 

Police tried to arrest the driver, but he said he was armed.

Officers from Michigan State Police, Macomb County Sheriff and Sterling Heights are all on the scene.

Officers are trying to negotiate with the man.

He has not been identified. He is believed to be alone in the vehicle.

Police are advising people to avoid the area.