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Traverse City police release name of suspect in stand-off

UPDATE: 10/9/23 1:50 p.m.

Police on Monday released the name of the suspect: Edward Manseau.

We will continue following this story and bring you updates when they happen.


9/27/23, 8:50 a.m.

TRAVERSE CITY — On Wednesday, the Traverse City Police Department released more details about the stand-off.

On Sept. 26 at 3:35 p.m., Traverse City police said they received information about a person making threats on social media to burn down a residence on Sixth Street, as well as making threats directed at the 86th District Court, the Grand Traverse County Jail and downtown Traverse City.

Police said they identified the suspect as a 54-year-old man and that he had an active warrant out for his arrest. They found him in downtown Traverse City in his vehicle, and a chase took place.


Police said he drove to a home on Sixth Street and ran inside the home, which is owned by a family member. A family member who was home exited the building safely.

The man barricaded himself inside the home, and at one point during the stand-off, police said the suspect brandished a knife at officers.

At 11:20 p.m., police said the stand-off ended, with the suspect taken into custody without incident.

The name of the suspect is being withheld at this time.


9/27/23, 6:47 a.m.

Officials reported that a person is in custody and the stand-off has ended.

9&10 will have more details as we learn them.



TRAVERSE CITY — Police from several agencies are on the the scene of a stand-off with someone who is barricaded inside of a home in the area of Sixth and Pine Street.

As of right now, police are still handling the situation and details remain limited, but they are asking people to avoid the area.

Please stay with 9&10 News as we work to bring you more information as it becomes available.

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