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Standoff with St. Clair County Sheriff’s Ends Peacefully

PORT HURON, MI – A standoff between deputies from the St. Clair County StandoffSheriff’s Office and a suspect in a criminal sexual conduct case ended peacefully this morning.

According to Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the suspect, a 28 year old man from Port Huron Township, went into a vacant home in the 2500 block of Michigan Road this morning. Shortly after 8:00, deputies were called to the home when neighbors reported seeing the man entering through a window. When deputies arrived at the house, the man threatened to turn on natural gas and blow himself up. When initial talks to the man failed to get him to come out of the house, the Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team was called to the scene. After approximately 3 ½ hours of refusing to surrender, the suspect walked out of the house and was taken into custody without incident at about 11:30.

The man was wanted for questioning in a criminal sexual conduct case involving a 15 year old girl. The incident occurred Monday afternoon in Port Huron.

The suspect is lodged at the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center pending arraignment on the criminal sexual conduct and other charges.

Port Huron Township Fire and Rescue and Kimball Township Fire and Rescue, along with Tri-Hospital EMS and Port Huron Township Department of Public Works (DPW) assisted at the scene of the incident.

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