UPDATE: Two arrested on drug charges after Menominee County standoff

Officers respond to "incident" in Menominee Township.
Officers respond to "incident" in Menominee Township.(Menominee County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 10:37 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 2:42 PM CDT
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MENOMINEE COUNTY, Mich. (WBAY) - The Menominee County Sheriff’s Office says two people were arrested following a standoff in a Michigan township.

A domestic assault at a home on 18th Ave. was reported at 7:22 Thursday morning. Police and deputies were told a person was brandishing a firearm.

The first officers on the scene were told a man with a handgun barricaded himself inside and was pointing the gun at another person. Neighbors were advised to either evacuate or shelter in place. The man refused negotiators’ requests to surrender.

Hours later, in the afternoon, tactical units dropped pepper gas into the home. The man came out, unarmed. A woman was also arrested.

The sheriff’s office says the 26-year-old man is jailed facing charges of Felonious Assault and Domestic Violence. He also faces a number of drug charges -- Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule 2 Narcotic, and Possession of a Schedule 4 Narcotic. He also had an outstanding warrant.

A 39-year-old woman was jailed on identical drug charges.

Their names weren’t made public since they haven’t been formally charged yet.

18th Ave. was closed from 25th St. to West Dr. in Menominee Township. The Menominee (Mich.) and Marinette (Wis.) county sheriff’s offices, Michigan State Police, and the Menominee and Marinette police departments were all on the scene, along with a county Special Response Team, the Menominee Tactical response Unit, and K9 and robotics units.

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