A standoff between an armed man and police involving an exchange of gunfire lasted almost 17 hours in Van Buren County.

A detective with the Michigan State Police went to the 41-year-old suspect’s house in Geneva Township around 10:30am Tuesday, to ask him questions about threats he allegedly made to a public official.  When the detective arrived, the suspect became upset and went inside his house, grabbing a long gun and firing a shot at the detective before barricading himself inside the home.

A long standoff with multiple police agencies ensued, with several volleys of gunfire sparked by the suspect Tuesday afternoon.  Around 4am Wednesday, authorities did get the suspect in custody, with no injuries.

The suspect is expected to be charged with felony carrying a dangerous weapon, felony assault, and reckless use of a firearm.

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