Man locks himself in Ann Arbor home for more than four hours
A man threatened to harm himself and locked himself inside an Ann Arbor home Wednesday night for four-and-a-half hours until police convinced him to step outside, Ann Arbor police said this morning.
The man was taken to a hospital for evaluation at midnight after the incident in the 3100 block of Lakewood Drive, police spokeswoman Lt. Renee Bush said.
No one was injured. Bush declined to say whether police had any reason to believe the man had a weapon. She said no officers were in danger, no threats were made against anyone else and no one else was inside.
Officers responded at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after they received a report that the man was threatening to harm himself, she said. A SWAT team was called and police spoke with the man on the phone, ultimately convincing him to step out the front door, Bush said.
Officers then helped him to an ambulance for treatment. Bush said police did not have to use any force.
Officers told residents to stay inside as they handled the situation.
Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.