UPDATE: Suspect in custody after over five hour armed standoff in Jackson

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) – UPDATE (12:09 p.m. EST): An investigation determined the armed standoff that happened in Jackson Thursday evening started from a false 9-1-1 call, according to Jackson City Officials.

The investigation found the suspect who called in the original 911 reporting of a domestic situation could possibly have fabricated the scenario.

The investigation also determined two gunshots made from inside the residence were fired in the direction of officers as they were approaching. Police are still investigating the motivation behind the suspect making the false 911 call and shooting towards officers.

The suspect is currently lodged in the Jackson County Jail pending charges. It is expected an arraignment will take place sometime later today.

UPDATE (9:43 p.m.): After more than a five hour standoff with police, a suspect is in custody following an incident in Jackson that had a large area blocked off with police tape.

No injuries are being reported at this time.

UPDATE (8:50 p.m.): An ongoing incident at a Jackson home where a man with a gun has barricaded himself.

The armed man fired multiple shots shortly after police arrived on scene in the 400 block of Bloomfield Boulevard around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jackson Police and Fire Services Directer Elmer Hitt said. It is unclear if the man was shooting inside the house or at the officers outside, Hitt said.

Jackson police officers originally responded to a call about a man and woman fighting, Hitt said. However, officers determined the couple was not fighting, he said.

“At this point, we believe (the) subject inside the house now called in a false call to get us down here,” Hitt said.

The special response team arrived at around 6:15 p.m. and is attempting to get the man to surrender, Hitt said. Police believe the man is the only one in the house and he has been seen moving around since the shots were fired, Hitt said.

A large area around the house is blocked with police tape. People are advised to avoid the area and not cross police tape or pass areas blocked off by emergency response vehicles, Hitt said.

ORIGINAL STORY: Police are responding to an incident in the area of Second Street and Prospect Street in Jackson.

WLNS 6 News has a reporter as well as a photographer on the scene and will provide further details on this story as they become available.

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