9-hour standoff in Lansing ends with 41-year-old's arrest

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Lansing police and Michigan State Police block off a stretch of Pleasant Grove Road from Holmes Road to Jolly Road because of a barricaded gunman Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.
Lansing police and Michigan State Police block off a stretch of Pleasant Grove Road from Holmes Road to Jolly Road because of a barricaded gunman Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.

Correction: An earlier version of this story gave the wrong age of the arrested man based on inaccurate information from the Lansing Police Department.

A 41-year-old Lansing man is in police custody after barricading himself in his home with a gun for more than nine hours Saturday.

Lansing Police Capt. Chris Baldwin said officers were dispatched around 4:45 a.m. to the 4900 block of Pleasant Grove Road after multiple reports of shots fired at a specific home.

Officers attempted to make contact at the residence, and as they did, a man came out of the house pointing a gun at officers, Baldwin said.

Officers told the man to drop his weapon as they withdrew to cover. The man then went back into his home and shot the gun out of the doors and windows numerous times, Baldwin said.

A Michigan state trooper with a long gun patrols the intersection of Pleasant Grove Road and Jolly Road in response to a barricaded gunman Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.
A Michigan state trooper with a long gun patrols the intersection of Pleasant Grove Road and Jolly Road in response to a barricaded gunman Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.
Lansing police and Michigan State Police blocked off Pleasant Grove Road from Holmes Road south to Jolly Road as well as some side streets because of a barricaded gunman Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.
Lansing police and Michigan State Police blocked off Pleasant Grove Road from Holmes Road south to Jolly Road as well as some side streets because of a barricaded gunman Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.

The first officers on scene tried unsuccessfully to communicate with the man. Lansing Police Department's tactical and crisis negotiation teams were called in to assist. After more than an hour, the man accepted calls from negotiators, who began speaking with him between 6:30 and 7 a.m., Baldwin said.

The tactical team eventually used CS gas — similar to tear gas — to force the man out of the house. He surrendered to police around 3:45 p.m. Saturday and the situation was resolved peacefully, Baldwin said.

The man will be held at Lansing Police Department's city lockup pending felony charges.

Michigan State Police and the Ingham County Sheriff's special response team also were called in to assist. No one was reported injured.

There was no known motive for the shots fired.

Contact Bryce Airgood at 517-267-0448 or bairgood@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter @bairgood123.

This article originally appeared on Lansing State Journal: 9-hour standoff in Lansing ends with 41-year-old's arrest

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