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Standoff in Chippewa Co. ends when suspect is tased and pepper sprayed, officials say

UPDATE 12/8/23 3:35 p.m.

The Bay Mills Police Department said that the suspect who was arrested earlier Friday morning is a 28-year-old man from Bay Mills.

They said that he will be lodged for one count Assault on a Police Officer, one count of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting Lawful arrest since a sheriff’s deputy was kicked during the arrest.

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His name is not being released at this time.

12/8/23 1:19 p.m.

A two hour standoff in Chippewa County on Friday morning ended after the suspect was tased and pepper sprayed, police said.

Bay Mills Police Chief Ronald Carrick said that officers arrived on the scene around 9:30 a.m. because of a call about trespassing. The residence is located on West Lakeshore Drive on the Bay Mills Reservation.

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Police said that when they arrived, the suspect waved a knife at them and went inside the residence.

Around 11:20 a.m., officers from multiple agencies entered the house and apprehended the suspect, ending the standoff, police said.

Carrick said the suspect was taken to the hospital for observation.

No officers were injured, Carrick said.

Bay Mills Community College, which is nearby to the scene of the standoff, was on lockdown during the incident, police said.

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