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Man surrenders to police after standoff at New Baltimore apartment complex

Police find knife after taking man into custody

A man surrendered to police March 5, 2020 after a brief standoff at an apartment complex in New Baltimore, Mich.
A man surrendered to police March 5, 2020 after a brief standoff at an apartment complex in New Baltimore, Mich. (WDIV)

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.


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