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Michigan State Police investigate an incident involving assault

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich. – Michigan State Police troopers are investigating an assault involving a suicidal subject that occurred on Lang Road in Park Township in St. Joseph County.

Troopers say the individual was threatening to kill officers.

Troopers arrived on scene and the suspect displayed a long gun out the 2nd floor window of a barn.

The suspect threatened to shoot the troopers and St. Joseph County Deputies.

After approximately two hours the suspect retreated from the barn into the field behind the residence attempting to hide.

St. Joseph County Deputies met the suspect in the field.

The suspect ran at the deputies with a pipe and was subsequently detained and taken into protective custody.

The rifle was found in the barn where the suspect left it prior to retreating with the pipe.

The suspect was then taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation.

Police are not releasing the name of the suspect at this time.

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