A 29 year old Grand Rapids man is facing charges of Felony Terroristic Threats and Felony False Imprisonment after an armed stand-off in Grand Rapids Wednesday night.
According to the Grand Rapids Police Department, Robert Williams threatened a woman and her children and she called 9-1-1. The family escaped their Linda Lane home out a bedroom window. The man, armed with a high-powered rifle, was taken into custody after a seven hour stand-off. SWAT teams from Itasca and St. Louis Counties eventually fired tear gas into the residence. The case is being forwarded to the Itasca County Attorney’s office. Itasca County Sheriff Vic Williams and Grand Rapids Police Chief Scott Johnson agreed that is was fortunate the situation ended the way it did, with no injuries.