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Son assaults elderly mother

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance early Wednesday evening that resulted in a short standoff.

According to police, an elderly woman in the 2800 block of W. County Farm Road in Sidney Township contacted lifeline and reported that her son, who also lived at the residence, was assaulting her. She reported that he had several weapons inside the house and was threatening to shoot responding deputies.

Deputies surrounded the house and began to negotiate with the suspect. A family member inside the residence got the firearm and convinced the suspect to go outside and surrender to police. Deputies took the 63-year-old man into custody without further incident.

The elderly woman had minor injuries and sought her own medical treatment. Deputies seized two long guns from the residence. The road was closed for about an hour during the incident.

Montcalm County Emergency Services assisted deputies at the scene. Alcohol may have been a factor in the dispute. The case remains under investigation.

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