Man threatens ex-wife, police in Osceola County standoff situation

OSCEOLA COUNTY — A woman was able to safely escape when her ex-husband showed up to her Osceola County home and threatened her.

According to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched at 2:20 p.m. on Sunday to a home invasion and assault complaint at a residence on 12 Mile Road between 230th Avenue and Lakola Road.

The victim called police to say while she was home her ex-husband showed up "unannounced and unwelcome." The man was in possession of a pistol and made threats to the woman and himself. According to police, the woman escaped from the residence. As she was fleeing, she heard a gunshot and saw her ex-husband coming out of the home with the weapon. The woman ran across the road to a neighbor's home to make the call to 911.

Police made contact with the suspect via telephone, and were told by the man he would kill himself and any officers who responded to the scene. The area was secured by a perimeter, and the Michigan State Police emergency response team was called in to provide further assistance.

The suspect was coaxed out of the home when officers used a combination of loud speaker commands and a flashbang outside the residence. The man was taken into custody and transported for evaluation.

At this time, the suspect is facing home invasion and felonious assault charges, but further charges are possible pending investigation. The suspect will be formally charged at arraignment, which will occur after all treatment and evaluations have been completed, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

Michigan State Police and Osceola County EMS assisted the Osceola County Sheriff's Office during the incident.