LANSING TWP. (WWJ) – The Lansing Township police standoff with a man who allegedly hit his neighbor with a shovel has finally ended after 14 hours, and it turns out the man wasn’t even in the house.
According to the Lansing State Journal, the standoff ended around 1 p.m. Close to a dozen state police officers in tactical gear were on the scene using a loud speaker and smoke to attempt to get the suspect outside of the house. However, when police finally entered the house through the front door there was no one to be found.
The suspect, who police believe attacked his neighbor with a shovel Thursday night, is being sought on a felony assault warrant. The suspect’s name is not being released at this time, but is being described as a 47-year-old man, who’s 6-feet-2-inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing cut off jean shorts and a brown T-shirt.
Police were called to the scene after the man ran into his house following the incident at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.
It’s unknown a this time if there was a prior dispute or what led the man to attack his neighbor, whom was police say was treated by EMS at the scene and is expected to be OK.
No additional injuries have been reported, although police say the suspect may be armed with a knife.
Michigan State Police are assisting local authorities.