Lansing police and START unit arrest fugitive after standoff

Lansing START Unit entering an apartment building on Grand River. (Photo: 6 News Photojournalist Ian Kast.)
Lansing START Unit entering an apartment building on Grand River. (Photo: 6 News Photojournalist Ian Kast.)

UPDATE 11:35 a.m. – There are new details on a police stand-off in Lansing that began just after midnight.

The Lansing Police START Tactical Unit was called in to negotiate with a wanted fugitive.

This all happened at an apartment complex on the 3000 block of Grandell Avenue just south of the Capital Region International Airport.

Lansing Police public information director Robert Merritt tells 6 News a 31-year old man in custody right now.

He was one of five adults inside the apartment refusing to come out.

After nearly four hours of negotiating the suspect eventually surrendered, and was taken into custody.

Officials say he was wanted for aggravated assault and is known to carry weapons.

Another person was also arrested at the scene on a warrant.

No one was hurt and police say they’ve very happy with the outcome.

LANSING, Mich. – Lansing police were involved in a tense situation at a west-side apartment building early Wednesday morning.

Officers had the apartment building, located near the intersection of Grand River and Grandell Avenue, executing a search warrant.

The person subject of that warrant then refused to leave the apartment.

The START Tactical Unit was called on site for what turned into a nearly four-hour negotiation.

Police say the fugitive is not considered a danger to the public.

6 News will update you as soon as we learn more.

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