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Standoff with gunman on I-75 in Monroe County ends peacefully

Posted August 10

— Michigan State Police say a standoff with a gunman on I-75 and Gaynier in Monroe County has ended peacefully and the suspect is in custody.

There are no injuries to the suspect, the public or the police.

They say they will open the freeway as soon as possible.

10:46 a.m.

Michigan State Police are asking residents in the area of I-75 and Gaynier in Monroe County to stay off their roofs.

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

Chopper 7 was over the scene this morning which showed nearly a dozen Michigan State Police vehicles and a SWAT truck on scene.

We're told they are negotiating with the man.

8:44 a.m.

Michigan State Police held a news conference to update the standoff with a suicidal man on I-75 in Monroe County near Laplaisance Rd.

Both directions of I-75 are closed in the area while they try to negotiate a peaceful surrender. He is in the car alone.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, and according to MSP, he has made threats against law enforcement officers.

This all started around 2:30 a.m. when Oakland County Sheriff's Deputies received a call about a suicidal man. They did a welfare check and found him in a car in Pontiac. They engaged in a pursuit, but called it off near University Dr.

The suspect allegedly was streaming on Facebook Live and a gun was seen in the car.

Michigan State Police officers picked him up on I-75 and deployed spike strips which caused him to crash near mile marker 7 on southbound I-75.

6:33 a.m.

Michigan State Police say hostage negotiators are talking with a suicidal suspect on I-75 near Laplaisance Rd. in Monroe County.

Both northbound and southbound I-75 are closed as they continue negotiating with the suspect. Police are asking anyone to avoid the area.

According to police, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office did a welfare check on the subject in Pontiac around 3:30 a.m.

Shortly after the check, the subject fled from deputies in a black Dodge Journey and took off down I-75. Deputies terminated the pursuit near University Dr. in Auburn Hills and issued a BOL.

As he continued making his way down I-75, other police departments picked up the chase before he crashed on southbound I-75 near Laplaisance Rd. just south of Monroe.

5:30 a.m.

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.

According to police, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office did a welfare check on the subject in Pontiac around 3:30 a.m.

Shortly after the check, the subject fled from deputies in a black Dodge Journey and took off down I-75. Deputies terminated the pursuit near University Dr. in Auburn Hills and issued a BOL.

As he continued making his way down I-75, other police departments picked up the chase before he crashed on southbound I-75 near Laplaisance Rd. just south of Monroe.

Right now, Michigan State Police say the driver is seeking a suicide by cop and the freeway remains closed.

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