Police situation at Owosso Walmart resolved
OWOSSO, Mich. (WNEM) - The police situation at the Walmart in Owosso has been resolved.
On Wednesday, April 12, TV5 cameras captured a heavy police presence at a Walmart in Owosso.
Shiawassee County Sheriff Doug Chapman said at about noon on Wednesday, police were dispatched to the home of an Owosso resident to perform a wellness check.
Chapman said when police arrived at the home, the resident was gone. Police were informed the resident had a weapon with them, so officials tracked the resident to the Walmart in Owosso through their cellphone.
When police arrived at the scene, they found the resident in their truck in the parking lot. Chapman said it became clear that the resident did not pose a threat to the public or to the police, but they were a threat to themself.
Chapman said a negotiator from Michigan State University was called to the scene. After three or four hours, the negotiator was able to talk the resident out of their truck.
The resident has been transported to the hospital to get the help they need, Chapman said.
Subscribe to the TV5 newsletter and receive the latest local news and weather straight to your email every day.
Copyright 2023 WNEM. All rights reserved.