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.