UPDATE: Standoff in Ishpeming ends peacefully

UPDATE: Standoff in Ishpeming ends peacefully

UPDATE: Tuesday, April 15, 3:45 a.m.

The standoff in Ishpeming is over. It ended at about 2:20 a.m. The male suspect who barricaded himself in a home peacefully surrendered to police.

The Ishpeming Police Department received a domestic violence call at 11:15 a.m. on Monday from a house on Hewitt St. The woman who was allegedly assaulted was able to get out of the house with only minor injuries. She told police that the male who was still inside the home was making violent threats.

Ishpeming P.D. then surrounded the home and waited for additional  law enforcement personnel. A Michigan State Police Emergency Services Team from downstate Dundee was activated to assist in the standoff.

Police were able to make their first contact with the suspect after 2 a.m. Upon seeing the armored vehicle that the Michigan State Police had on scene, the suspect peacefully surrendered to law enforcement.

The suspect has been taken to the Marquette County jail where he will await his arraignment on Tuesday.

The Marquette County Sheriffs Office, Negaunee Police Department, and the Michigan State Police assisted in the standoff.


UPDATE: Tuesday, April 15, 12:13 a.m.

Police have told ABC 10 a S.W.A.T. Team has been on scene for a few hours, but will not release additional information regarding the incident at this time.


Police are blocking off a street in Ishpeming tonight because a man suspected in a domestic situation will not come out of his girlfriend’s house.

Ishpeming City Police and Ishpeming Township Police have been blocking off Hewitt Street between Jopling Street and Duncan Avenue for the majority of the day.

Ishpeming City Police Chief Dan Willey tells ABC 10 that a woman was allegedly assaulted by her boyfriend in her home. He said the woman was able to get out of the house unharmed, and call for help. The man in question is still inside.

Chief Willey said they are keeping people away from the area while they wait for additional police personnel to arrive from as far away as southern Michigan, near the Ohio state line.

Police called in a front-end loader around 8:30 p.m., but the vehicle left the scene about a half an hour later.

EMS personnel are standing by.

ABC 10 will continue to provide updates as they become available.