Armed man taken for psychiatric evaluation after mental health crisis

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — A man was taken to UP Health System – Portage for a psychiatric evaluation after barricading himself in a home while armed Sunday in Portage Township.

About 2:25 p.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post responded to a report of a man undergoing a mental health crisis at the Hurontown home, where an adult woman and two children were also inside, the MSP said in a release.

The woman and children were able to safely exit the home, where the man had barricaded himself upstairs. Police escorted them to a safe location.

After police made contact with the man, he left the building soon after without incident.

The man was taken into protective custody and transported to UP Health – Portage. Nobody involved in the incident suffered any physical injuries.

The MSP were assisted by the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office, Houghton Police Department, Hancock Police Department and Michigan Tech Public Safety and Police Services.


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