MANISTEE, MI – On Sunday December 6th , 2020, at approximately 10:56pm, the Manistee City Police Department was dispatched to the Family Dollar in Manistee for reports of a male subject on the roof yelling for help.
Officers from the Manistee City Police Department, Manistee County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indian Department of Public Safety responded to the scene. Once on scene officers learned the male subject on the roof was a parole absconder, possibly armed with a knife, and threatened to kill the law enforcement officers on scene.
Officers attempted negotiation efforts with the suspect to get him down from the roof. The suspect refused which led to a standoff throughout most of the night. The Manistee City Police Department requested assistance from the Northern Michigan Mutual Aid Emergency Response Team who subsequently responded to the scene and was able to take the male suspect into custody without incident.
The male suspect was provided immediate medical attention and later lodged at the Manistee County Jail for an arrest warrant. The Manistee City Police Department was also assisted by the Manistee City Fire Department and the Manistee Township Fire Department.
At this time, there is no additional information available.