Man Arrested After Standoff in Central Neighborhood
By Beth Milligan | Sept. 27, 2023
A man was arrested just before midnight Tuesday after an hours-long standoff with authorities in Central Neighborhood.
The Traverse City Police Department says it received reports Tuesday afternoon that the man was posting on social media that he was going to burn down a residence on Sixth Street. He was also making threats of harm to the 86th District Court, the Grand Traverse County Jail, and downtown Traverse City.
The man was identified and confirmed to have an outstanding warrant in Grand Traverse County. He was located in a car in downtown Traverse City, but fled when officers tried to initiate contact. A vehicle chase ensued to Sixth Street, where the man got out of his car and ran into a residence owned by a family member. Family members were in the home at the time and were able to escape without harm.
The man at one point exited the house brandishing a knife at authorities, then retreated back inside. The TCPD set up a perimeter and activated the Northern Michigan Mutual Aid Team. Shortly before midnight, the man was taken into custody without incident inside the home. He was taken to the Grand Traverse County Jail.Comment