Osceola Co. Standoff Lasts Six Hours After Man Threatens To Harm Wife, Officers

The Osceola County undersheriff tells us a man is in custody after he threatened to kill his wife, himself — and officers during a six-hour standoff.

The standoff took place Sunday night at a home on Lakola Road in Leroy Township near Ashton.

The undersheriff says a woman was in her home when her estranged husband came in unannounced with a gun.

He says the man threatened her — but she was able to escape and call 9-1-1.

The man then fired the gun and no one was hurt.

When deputies surrounded the home, the undersheriff says the man threatened to kill any officer that approached.

The Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team used a flashbang and a loudspeaker to coax him out.

The man eventually surrendered without incident.

“Thankfully, she was able to make it out of there,” says Undersheriff Justin Halladay. “This was a volatile situation that really took everyone that was here by surprise. Thankfully what we are looking at is, of all the possible outcomes you could look at, this was the best one.”

The man could face charges in court as early as Monday.