NEW BALTIMORE, Mich. – A man wanted by police surrendered to officers after a standoff Thursday morning at an apartment complex in New Baltimore.
New Baltimore police officers were called at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday to the Waters Edge Estates apartment Complex on Jefferson Avenue just south of 23 Mile Road for reports of a suicidal man, according to authorities. They said he was armed with a knife and possibly a firearm in his apartment.
Police said the man has a criminal past with a warrant out for his arrest. He was staying at a friend’s apartment.
When officers arrived, the man threatened to harm himself or commit “suicide by cop,” authorities said.
Police surrounded the apartment building, but the man refused to surrender, officials said. A SWAT team arrived at 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
The man surrendered without incident around 6 a.m. Thursday. No firearm was found in the apartment, but police said they discovered a large knife.
Officials said they took the man to the Macomb County Jail for an outstanding parole absconder felony warrant. He could face charges from the New Baltimore Police Department.