Hours-long standoff on I-75 ends, suspect safely in custody

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

The man's vehicle was disabled by police using spike strips on southbound I-75 near Gaynier Road, where he was in the standoff with officers for almost six hours.

They also said they are reopening northbound I-75 while the southbound lanes will remain closed a little longer.

A section of the I-75 freeway in MI near the OH border was shut down Thursday after a man led police on a auto chase and threatened to kill himself and police officers.

Police have the freeway completely shut down; northbound lanes are closed at Luna Pier and southbound lanes are closed at South Otter Creek.

Michigan State Police say hostage negotiators are talking with a suicidal suspect on I-75 near Laplaisance Rd.in Monroe County. The man was in his auto, refusing to cooperate with police for hours. They negotiated with him for several hours. They were actively seeking felony charges against the man.

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Police say the chase started near the Detroit suburb of Pontiac and ended near the Monroe County community of Luna Pier.

As he continued making his way down I-75, other police departments picked up the chase before he crashed on southbound I-75 near Laplaisance Rd. just south of Monroe.

The suspect allegedly was streaming on Facebook Live and a gun was seen in the auto.

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

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