MSP: Lincoln Park Man Threatened To Shoot Family, Police With AK-47

WWJ News
July 27, 2020 - 5:27 pm
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(WWJ) A Lincoln Park man who allegedly threatened to shoot his family and police is behind bars. 

Michigan State Police say the investigation began Monday morning when a family walked into the MSP Metro South Post to report an alleged domestic violence assault, telling police that the suspect was armed with an AK-47.

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After the alleged assault Lincoln Park Sunday night, police say the suspect drove to Taylor where he "intentionally rammed" a vehicle with some of the domestic violence victim's family members inside. 

State Police called the man on the phone and told him to come in and sort everything out. 

Police said the man refused, and instead said he had "100 AK-47 rounds" for MSP troopers and the family, and that he was not not going back to prison.

An Emergency Response team responded to the post to provide support, but then man never showed up. "The suspect continued to threaten to harm troopers and the family that was at the post," police said. 

After the man dropped some hints about where he was, troopers found him walking near the Southfield Freeway and Outer Drive.  He was taken into custody without incident and turned over to the Taylor Police Department.

No shots were fired, and it is unclear if, or how seriously anyone was injured in the alleged assault or ramming incidents. 

Expected charges are pending, as the investigations continues.

The suspect's name was not immediately released.