U.P. man drinks anti-freeze
IRONWOOD – A 30-year-old man was in critical condition after apparently drinking anti-freeze, pouring gasoline throughout an Ironwood home, and barricading himself in an upstairs bedroom Saturday, said Ironwood Public Safety Department.
Neighboring residents were temporarily evacuated during the three-hour event.
The man, who was suspected to be suicidal after a domestic dispute with his live-in girlfriend, was taken into custody by a Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team, officers said.
Public safety responded to the initial call shortly after 8 a.m., along with Beacon Ambulance, before summoning more assistance. A fire crew also responded.
The man was taken into custody without incident, but had apparently tried to light a fire prior to barricading himself in the bedroom, officers said. He was transported to Aspirus Grandview Hospital and later transported to another hospital.
A female occupant and an infant were relocated to another residence. Both were unharmed.
A one-block area was blocked off and area residents were evacuated to the Maplewood Steakhouse due to the possibility of a fire. The struc-
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