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Standoff in Niles involving child hostage ends peacefully

NILES, Mich. -- A standoff lasting more than 14 hours at a home on Redfield Street in Niles ended early Thursday morning when a man and a woman surrendered to police. 

Members of the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team went to a home in the 33000 block of Redfield Street, looking for a man wanted by the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office. 

Police say this suspect was wanted after having his bond revoked on a charge of robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, and failing to appear on two misdemeanor charges.

When they arrived, they say the suspect showed a gun, grabbed the 5-year-old child and refused to come out of the home.

It's unclear if the suspect and the child are related.

Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, the child was released from the home unharmed.

Around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, a tactical team breached an attached garage door of the home. Fifteen minutes later, the suspect and a woman exited the home.

Both now face charges in Cass County.

During the standoff, a man claiming to be the man inside the home on Redfield Street called ABC57's newsroom twice. He said his name was Adam Nieman .

ABC57 talked to someone who knows the suspect, and they connected Nieman to LaPorte County.

There are four warrants connected to an Adam Nieman with an address in LaPorte County.



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Elle1 9 days ago
Hoping for a successful mission & safe return home for all law enforcement involved.
Dave 9 days ago
Get your streets right the closest cross street is ironwood try being accurate
Patti Dave 8 days ago
from the report the news team wasn't sure which house it was as the area is blocked off, no need to get testy, they are doing the best they can to bring the info to everyone
Dave Patti 8 days ago
They have had time to get it right but still doing it wrong they parked there car next to the street ironwood
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