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Man Jailed After SWAT Team Responds To Oakland Township Domestic Assault

July 23, 2018 - 11:41 am

OAKLAND TWP. (WWJ) - An Oakland Township man is jailed, awaiting charges, after a SWAT team was called to his home over the weekend. 

According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the incident unfolded late Friday night, when the 60-year-old suspect struck his girlfriend multiple times over the head with a large candy dish during an argument at their home in the 200 block of Sycamore Dr.

According to the victim -- who ran next door to call 911 -- the man then armed himself with a pocket knife and a machete and threatened to kill her. 

Responding deputies tried to speak with the suspect, who slammed the front door, turned off all of the lights, and allegedly refused to comply with their orders, by phone and by loudspeaker, to come outside.

The sheriff's office says that because the man was armed with knives -- and also had a shotgun and a handgun at home, according to girlfriend -- the OCSO SWAT Team was activated and responded to the scene.  

Before SWAT officers could enter the home, the man walked outside, surrendered and was taken into custody in the Oakland County Jail without further incident.

According to the girlfriend, the suspect suffers from mental illness, has not been taking his medication, and believes that the Russians were out to get him. 

It's unclear at this time if the girlfriend was seriously injured. The man's name is being withheld pending an arraignment.