Suspect in protective custody after assault, barricading himself from Iron Mountain police

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Published: Jul. 16, 2022 at 10:14 PM EDT
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IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - A man is in protective custody after a reported assault in Iron Mountain.

On Saturday, the Iron Mountain Police Department says it was dispatched to the 400 block of East “A” as a 911 call was received in reference to an assault in progress in a back yard. As IMPD Officers arrived on scene, a male suspect ran into and barricaded himself inside a camper trailer at the rear of the property.

Negotiations with the man were started by responding patrol officers and then taken over by negotiators from the Critical Incident Response Team once they arrived on scene. The man, who was suicidal and armed with a large knife, was taken into custody after the deployment of less lethal “Bean Bag” rounds. After the use of the “Bean Bag” rounds the subject surrendered to negotiators a short time later. The man was taken into protective custody and is receiving treatment, police say.

The C.I.R.T. Team is comprised of members from the Iron Mountain Police Department, the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department, the Kingsford Public Safety Department, and the Norway Police Department

A formal report will submitted to the Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa Richards for review and possible criminal charges.

Also assisting on scene was the Michigan State Police as well as officers from the Michigan DNR. The Iron Mountain Fire Department and Integrity Care EMS were also assisted on scene to render medical aid.

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