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Gunman in custody after police chase, standoff shuts freeway

Posted August 10

— The suspect is in custody and northbound I-75 is reopening after being closed following a situation between Michigan State Police and a barricaded gunman.

It happened near the Michigan-Ohio border, near Luna Pier, in Monroe County.

WDIV/Clickondetroit reports that the situation started in Oakland County, near Pontiac, on Thursday morning, when deputies responded to a call about a suicidal man. That sparked a chase with the man's vehicle coming to a stop near Gaynier Road by Luna Pier on southbound I-75.

During the incident, the man took to Facebook talking about harming himself and police officers.

After several hours of talking to negotiators, the man was taken into custody shortly before noon. He was not harmed, and no officers were injured.

At least one gun was recovered.

Southbound I-75 in that area will remain closed for a bit longer to remove the suspect's vehicle, tweeted MSP.


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