Michigan State Police locked down the Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Luce County in The Upper Peninsula of Michigan for a couple of hours Friday. morning At 9:45 in the morning Chippewa County Dispatch received a 911 call from a 24 year old man saying he was at the park, armed with a gun and contemplating suicide. This meant the entire premises had to go into a lockdown mode.
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Roads and traffic leading up to the park and nearby schools were closed while the police searched the park. The entire park is over 13 miles long. Employees nearby were secured inside the building until the incident was resolved.
After several hours of negotiations, the man agreed to turn himself over. The Michigan State Police said “Into custody without incident” and he was taken to a nearby hospital.
I am sending my best wishes to him and his entire family.