A man who barricaded himself inside his home for about three and a half hours yesterday afternoon was taken into custody.
According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, deputies were called to a home in the 5000 block of Burma Road shortly before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for what was described as an argument between husband and wife. Deputies were also told that the 48 year old man fired a gun inside the home. The 39 year old wife left the residence with their two teenage children and met deputies on the roadway.
The Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) was called to the residence and began negotiating with the man to come out of the home. He finally complied and came out shortly before 7:00 Tuesday night.
The man was transported by Tri-Hospital EMS to Lake Huron Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence to remove firearms from the home pending the outcome of the mental evaluation.
The Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and Michigan State Police also assisted at the scene.
Submitted by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office