Police arrest armed suicidal woman

A Gogebic County woman is in jail this morning following a standoff with police on Monday. Troopers from the Michigan State Police at Wakefield Post responded to a traffic crash at the intersection of Pummala Road and Colberg Road. During the course of the investigation, the troopers contacted the registered owner of the vehicle at a Wakefield Township residence.

When police arrived at the home, they were informed by the adult son of the vehicle owner that the owner of the vehicle was threatening suicide. Troopers say that a woman with a rifle and shotgun had barricaded herself in the home. Police made contact with the woman in an attempt to help her.

According to troopers, the woman repeatedly stated that she wanted the police to kill her and that she would not come out alive. Another man who was inside the house was able to get the rifle and leave the home. Police say they detected a strong odor of natural gas and made the decision to enter the home.

Upon entering the house troopers found that the woman was highly intoxicated, and in possession of a shotgun. The woman had also opened all of the burners on the stove. The woman was taken into custody for possession of a firearm while intoxicated, and is lodged in the Gogebic County Jail.