DPI workers reported ‘incoming gunfire’

ALPENA — Multiple shots were fired around 4:30 p.m. Sunday near Decorative Panels International in Alpena. Employees working on the roof at DPI reported “incoming gunfire” Sunday afternoon, the Alpena Police Department said in a news release Monday.

No one was injured, but employees conducting maintenance on the roof were forced to scramble for cover, police said. Police assisted some employees who had remained on the roof.

Police surrounded a suspect’s home in the 600 block of Ford Avenue, two blocks from the business, “but attempts to contact the subject went unanswered,” police said.

The subject, a 58-year-old Alpena resident, suddenly exited the front door at about 9 p.m. He was arrested without incident, police said, and lodged at the Alpena County Jail. The subject’s name is being withheld pending arraignment.

Police recovered the handgun used in the incident, which remains under investigation. There is, at this point, no reason to assume that additional suspects were involved in the incident, according to Police Chief Joel Jett.

APD was assisted by the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office, the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team, the Alpena Fire Department, the Michigan State Police-Alpena Post, and the Michigan State Police Emergency Services Team.

“Further, we wish to thank the public for their cooperation and assistance,” police said in the news release.

Julie Riddle can be reached at 989-358-5693 or jriddle@thealpenanews.com.