Lansing Man Arrested After Barridcading Himself in Home

By: Josh Sidorowicz Email
By: Josh Sidorowicz Email

Things weren't exactly comfortable on Comfort St. Monday morning.

A man who barricaded himself in a home on the 1100 block of Comfort St. in Lansing Monday morning is now in police custody.

"I came out to the sidewalk and was coming down the driveway and a cop in the back of my neighbor's yard with a big rifle said 'get back in the house ma'am,'" said Trea Arendsen who lives across the street.

Police responded to a call around 5:45 Monday morning after the 28 year-old man broke into the home and barricaded himself inside with a 24-year-old woman and her young child.

"One of the persons inside the home was able to get out and that person gave us valuable information," said Capt. Daryl Green, Lansing police.

"We set up a 360-degree perimeter around the area, around the house, and we proceeded to see if we could facilitate a verbal announcement to get occupants out of the house."

Police said the man holding the two hostage allegedly had a gun on him and they believed the suspect might have know the victims.

"We believe that there was some type of previous relationship between the accused and the female victim, but we're not totally clear on that," Green said.

The woman was taken to the hospital with what police said were minor injuries.

The incident ended around 9:45 a.m. The man is now in custody and is expected to be arraigned by Tuesday.


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