Published: Thu, August 10, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Man in custody after police chase, standoff shuts freeway

Man in custody after police chase, standoff shuts freeway

Michigan State Police are in a standoff with a suicidal subject on I-75 near Laplaisance Rd. that has both lanes of I-75 closed due to the standoff. Northbound was reopening first while southbound I-75 was closed a little while longer while police removed the suspect's vehicle from the roadway.

Police say a man has been taken into custody after a chase and standoff that closed Interstate 75 in southeastern MI near the OH state line for several hours.

MSP Trooper Tony Qevas from the Monroe Post says the Oakland County Sheriff's Office got a call around 4 a.m. about a man making suicidal threats.

Police have the freeway completely shut down; northbound lanes are closed at Luna Pier and southbound lanes are closed at South Otter Creek.

State police said the man was armed and a gun was recovered after he surrendered.

According to police, residents are not safe there as they work to negotiate the peaceful surrender of a gunman.

The man began streaming live on Facebook at some point.

Authorities pursued the driver and learned he was livestreaming to Facebook, making threats against police officers and himself.

We're told they are negotiating with the man.

He was eventually taken into custody without incident about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

State police said they were working to reach a peaceful resolution Thursday morning.

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