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Suicide Scare Averted At Tahquamenon Falls

Things are back to normal after what authorities called a “serious situation” Friday at the Upper Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

About 9:45 that morning, the Chippewa County Central Dispatch says they received a 911 call from a 24-year-old man says he was at the park armed with a firearm and contemplating suicide.

Officers from the Michigan State Police, assisted by Luce County Sheriff Department, Chippewa County Sheriff Department, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and U.S. Border Patrol responded to the scene.

Chippewa County Central Dispatch kept in contact with the man and after several hours of negotiations, he agreed to turn himself over to authorities and was taken into custody without incident.

He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. A firearm was located in his vehicle and seized.   

Sections of M-123, near the upper falls were closed temporarily and employees of the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub were secured inside the establishment until the incident was resolved. 

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