ROSCOMMON, MI – Roscommon Area Schools were on lock down for approximately an hour and a half this morning, Friday, May 6th, 2016, staring at about 8:30 a.m., as officers investigated a domestic dispute that occurred near the schools.
There was never any threat inside of the schools throughout the incident. The lockdown was put in place as a precaution to keep anyone from entering the schools.
Roscommon County Deputies were sent to a domestic dispute that occurred at a residence near the Roscommon High School. They were assisted by officers from the Michigan State Police, the Gerrish Township Police Department and the Richfield Township Department of Public Safety.
The suspect in the dispute, a 21 year old male, had threatened family members with a machete. The suspect, who was reported to have been very agitated, unstable, and bleeding left the residence on bicycle headed in the direction of the schools.
Since it was originally reported that the suspect was armed and law enforcement was unsure if he was still armed and were unsure of his intentions, officers requested that the schools go into lock-down until the he could be located.
Officers around the area responded to all three of the Roscommon Area Public School Buildings and then set up a perimeter on surrounding area roads. The suspect was eventually located by a Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office canine and Michigan State Police Troopers in a wooded area near the High School.
He was treated for his injuries and placed into custody.