TAYLOR (WWJ) — The man involved in a barricaded gunman situation in Taylor was arraigned on Monday. Brett Lambert, 22, faces dozens of charges in connection with the 14-hour standoff with police.

Lambert has been charged with:

  • One count of Manufacture/Possession Incendiary Device with Malicious Intent
  • 12 counts of Assault with Intent to Commit Murder
  • 12 counts Felonious Assault
  • One count Felony Firearm
  • Two counts of Discharge In or At a Building
  • One count of Discharge at Emergency/Police Vehicle
  • One count of Malicious Destruction of Fire or Police Property
  • Two counts of Malicious Destruction of Building
  • Two counts of Malicious Destruction of Personal Property
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It is unclear as to what allegedly set Lambert off, other than in the days leading up to the standoff he had been having confrontations with his neighbors. Lambert is being held on a $750,000 bond and is scheduled to a preliminary examination next Monday.

(Photo: Taylor Police Department)

(Photo: Taylor Police Department)

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Police responded to a home in the 25000 block of Wick, between Telegraph and Beech Daly roads in Taylor, around 11 p.m. Wednesday, and arrived to find a man firing shots, including at officers.

“He walked out to pursue into our officers’ commands with his hands open and he was unarmed and followed our commands and we were able to take him into custody without incident,” Police Chief Mary Sclabassi said.

One shot reportedly hit an armored SWAT vehicle, but no one was injured in the gunfire.

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Sclabassi called the situation “very volatile,” urging residents to stay inside their homes or completely avoid the area. Some neighbors were evacuated.