Ossineke domestic dispute turns into standoff

News File Photo A Michigan State Police cruiser is seen in Alpena.

OSSINEKE ― Threats of violence led to a four-hour police standoff in Ossineke on Thursday.

Reports of a domestic dispute came across the police scanner just after 5 p.m., when law enforcement was called to a residence between Ossineke and Piper roads. A female caller indicated to police that she had allegedly been choked and was in pain after a physical dispute with a male in the home, who allegedly threatened to shoot her, according to the female.

According to scanner reports, the female later barricaded herself in an upstairs room with a gun hidden under a pair of pants, as well as ammunition. She remained there for several hours while law enforcement established a perimeter around the house and the surrounding area.

Around 9 p.m., police took the man into custody, shortly after the man’s attorney arrived at the scene, according to scanner reports.

Police would not say if anyone was injured in the incident.

The Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team was called to the residence, according to a tweet from a MSP spokesman, who said the situation posed no danger to the public. Police advised residents to avoid the area.


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