Grand Rapids Man Sentenced for Armed Standoff with Police

Grand Rapids Man Sentenced for Standoff

A Grand Rapids man has been sentenced for an eight hour armed standoff with authorities in November.

Thirty year old Robert Williams will have to spend 90 days in the Itasca County Jail and serve five years of supervised probation.

Officials say his girlfriend called 911 and said Williams was driving to the Grand Rapids city hall armed with a semi–automatic rifle.

She said he wanted to commit suicide by cop.

A few minutes later Williams went back home and authorities surrounded the house.

Court documents show he also threatened his girlfriend and the three children inside the home.

Eight hours later officers fired tear gas into the house after failed attempts to contact Williams.

That’s when he was arrested and later pleaded guilty to terroristic threats.

Five other charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement.

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