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Man threatens family, blames K2

Kyle Brown

A Montcalm Township man who held his family hostage, at knifepoint, for 2-1/2 hours Saturday evening into Sunday morning, and threatened to kill all of them, blamed his behavior on the synthetic drug K2.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 1100 block of West Sidney Road in Montcalm Township about 12:46 a.m. July 1, regarding a man armed with knives, and threatening to kill his family. The mother told police she was able to escape by convincing her son she would go and buy him more alcohol. She got other family members out also and then called 911.

Deputies went in and found Kyle Lee Brown, 24, passed out and still holding two knives. Police said Brown became violent while being handcuffed and started spitting, biting, and kicking Deputies. He then threatened the deputies and their families as well as his own family members. The suspect told deputies he was high on “K2 /Spice” and was very upset over the fact he would not be able to get anymore. (The sale of K2 and other synthetic drugs was banned effective July 1.)

Brown was treated and released from United Memorial Hospital and then transported to the Montcalm County Jail. He is being charged with several felonies and misdemeanors, including false imprisonment, felonious assault, domestic assault, and resisting/obstructing deputies.

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