Suspect arrested after barricading himself in Portage Township home

A suspect was taken into custody early Monday morning in Houghton County after barricading himself inside his home.

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a possible domestic assault at an address on Bear Creek Road in Portage Township shortly before 4:00 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that the suspect was armed with a firearm. The suspect remained barricaded in his home, but deputies were able to take him into custody shortly after 6:00 a.m.

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post.