Suspect held in firearm incident
ONTONAGON – A Rockland man has been apprehended after he allegedly threatened his wife with a firearm and harmed the family dog.
The incident occurred Wednesday at about 2:30 p.m. at a residence in Rockland.
Troopers from the Wakefield post of the Michigan State Police said that a 48-year-old woman had called 911 to report that her 40-year-old husband was acting irrationally and had threatened her with a firearm.
The woman was hiding in another room of the residence while she was making the call.
Upon arrival at the scene, troopers were able to safely remove the woman from the residence. The woman told troopers that her husband was armed inside the residence and had harmed their pet dog.
Troopers said that the man exited the residence with the firearm, but placed it on the ground after a brief negotiation.
While being placed under arrest, the man allegedly began resisting. Troopers used a taser to subdue the man.
The man was then transported to Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital and later transferred to Marquette General Hospital for evaluation.
Criminal charges are pending per review by the Ontonagon County Prosecutor.
Assisting at the scene were the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Department, Negaunee Regional Dispatch, Michigan State Police Calumet post, and Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers.