Standoff in Niles involving child hostage ends peacefully

NILES, Mich. -- A standoff lasting more than 14 hours at a home on Redfield Street in Niles ended early Thursday morning when a man and a woman surrendered to police. 

Members of the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team went to a home in the 33000 block of Redfield Street, looking for a man wanted by the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office. 

Police say this suspect was wanted after having his bond revoked on a charge of robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, and failing to appear on two misdemeanor charges.

When they arrived, they say the suspect showed a gun, grabbed the 5-year-old child and refused to come out of the home.

It's unclear if the suspect and the child are related.

Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, the child was released from the home unharmed.

Around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, a tactical team breached an attached garage door of the home. Fifteen minutes later, the suspect and a woman exited the home.

Both now face charges in Cass County.

During the standoff, a man claiming to be the man inside the home on Redfield Street called ABC57's newsroom twice. He said his name was Adam Nieman .

ABC57 talked to someone who knows the suspect, and they connected Nieman to LaPorte County.

There are four warrants connected to an Adam Nieman with an address in LaPorte County.



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