Man arrested after barricading himself in Portage Township home

HOUGHTON – A Houghton County man was arrested early this morning after allegedly barricading himself in a Portage Township residence with a firearm.

At approximately 3:45 a.m., deputies from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department responded to an address on Bear Creek Road to investigate a possible domestic assault.

Deputies said they discovered the suspect was armed with a firearm upon arriving at the scene.

The suspect remained barricaded inside the home until approximately 6:05 a.m., when deputies took him in to custody.

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department was assisted on the scene by the Michigan State Police.