February 9, 2016

Five-hour standoff ends peacefully in West Branch

By Eric Young
News Editor | editor@ogemawherald.com

WEST BRANCH — A five-hour standoff in West Branch ended peacefully early Monday morning.

According to West Branch Police Chief Rodger Williams, the West Branch Police Department was called to the scene at around 9:30 p.m., Sunday night, after a report that a West Branch resident might be contemplating suicide.

“There was a possible threat of suicide,” Williams told the Herald Monday morning. “For his well-being, we contacted Emergency Services.”

Michigan State Police Emergency Services eventually did make entry to the residence, Williams said. The man was uninjured, and was transported to the hospital where he is obtaining treatment.

The scene was cleared at approximately 3 a.m., Monday morning. No one was harmed in the incident.

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