MARQUETTE — It was a tense situation this morning for emergency personnel in the city of Marquette.
The Marquette City Police Department responded to the 2300 block of Presque Isle Avenue at 4:18 a.m., where a suicidal 28–year–old man allegedly discharged a firearm inside of his home. Police learned that the man’s girlfriend had left the residence prior to their arrival.
Initially, the man refused to communicate with police.
“Our history has been once people make contact with us or we make contact with them, they respond immediately and the issue is immediately resolved,” said Mike Angeli, Chief of Police at the Marquette City Police Department. “On occasion, we come across something like this and yes, we do train for it, and we do have protocols, and we do have resources that are available to us if we need them.”
Chief Angeli said that after eventually communicating with the man, police were able to convince him to leave the residence on his own. He surrendered at 9:38 a.m. and was transported to U.P. Health System – Marquette for evaluation.
“I don’t anticipate charges at the moment, however that’s always possible,” said Chief Angeli. “As of right now, we’re handling it as a mental health situation, and that’s where we’re at right now.”
Angeli added that the situation ended peacefully and no injuries were reported.