Police: Man barricades himself in Ann Arbor basement, surrenders

Posted at 9:31 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 16:55:21-05

(WXYZ) — A man barricaded himself in the basement of a home in Ann Arbor overnight Monday, police say.

Police say they were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a "dangerous fugitive" in the 3400 block of Eli. Officers then saw the suspect barricaded himself in the basement of the home, so the SWAT team was activated.

After several hours of work by negotiators and SWAT team members, the suspect was convinced to peacefully surrender himself.

"We are thankful for the highly skilled members of these multijurisdictional units," Ann Arbor police said. "Their training and interdepartmental cooperation paid off in their handling of a situation in bitterly cold weather. Because of teamwork like this, we are able to help keep the citizens of Ann Arbor safe and bring potentially dangerous situations to a safe conclusion."