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Grand Rapids Police have a man in custody after a multi hour stand-off; K-9 injured

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Grand Rapids Police say a 24 year-old Grand Rapids man is in police custody this morning following a barricaded incident that lasted over 6 hours.

Police say the incident started just before 8:00 p.m. on the city’s northwest side Sunday evening. Officers were attempting to locate a suspect who was wanted for a previous assault when they saw the suspect run into a residence on the 1300 block of Leonard St NW.

Police say the suspect came out while attempting to flee, fired several rounds, then went back inside the residence when officers heard additional gunfire.

Authorities surrounded the residence and attempted to contact the suspect for several hours. Police say around 3:00 a.m. a police K9 was deployed and was subsequently stabbed by the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody shortly thereafter. The K9 suffered potential life threatening injuries and was taken to an animal hospital for treatment.

Police say members of the GRPD Major Case Team and Special Response Team, along with crisis Negotiators and Patrol were all involved in the incident. They are asking anyone with information to contact GRPD detectives or Silent Observer.

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.
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