Barricaded gunman causes closure of I-75 in Monroe County

Man barricaded inside car on I75 in Monroe County, highway shut down

Man barricaded inside car on I75 in Monroe County, highway shut down

State police announced about noon Thursday that a suicidal man who caused a barricaded-gunman standoff and closed Interstate 75 in Monroe County's Erie Township near the OH border was taken into custody without injury.

There are no injuries to the suspect, the public or the police.

Michigan State Police are asking residents in the area of I-75 and Gaynier in Monroe County to stay off their roofs.

The man began streaming live on Facebook at some point.

"I watched him come all the way down to the bridge and that's when I heard them try to get him out of the vehicle, they were yelling for him to surrender and he wouldn't", Smith said.

During the drive down I-75, the 37-year-old man made threats against himself and police.

Spike sticks were dropped on the road to stop the man from getting to Ohio. They were actively seeking felony charges against the man.

He was eventually taken into custody without incident about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police, Monroe Post, negotiate with a man who had a gun after stopping the man on southbound Interstate 75 after he lead police on a chase that started in Pontiac and ended up on the highway in Erie Township, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Police are asking anyone to avoid the area.

Oakland County Sheriff's deputies originally responded to a 911 call about a suicidal man in Pontiac.

Shortly after the check, the subject fled from deputies in a black Dodge Journey and took off down I-75.

Both directions of I-75 are closed just north of the state line as a harrowing police situation plays out in Monroe County.

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