Armed Woman, 77, Holds Officers at Bay

By: AP
By: AP

LEXINGTON, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say a 77-year-old Port Huron woman armed with a handgun inside her car has been taken into custody after a standoff in a police department parking lot.

Port Huron Captain Jeff Baker says officers surrounded the woman's car Saturday in the lot in Lexington. He says she had driven there after a high-speed pursuit with police that started in Port Huron over a speeding violation.

He says the woman kept pointing the gun toward her vehicle's roof during the incident that lasted nearly six hours. When officers couldn't get her to talk, Baker says they released gas into the vehicle, approached her and took her into custody.

She was taken to a Port Huron hospital for evaluation. Baker says charges are pending upon review with St. Clair County prosecutors.


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