UPDATE: Man Barricades Himself in Rockford Home, Threatens to "Light Garage on Fire"

A man is barricaded inside of a garage in a domestic incident.

ROCKFORD - UPDATE (4:45pm):  Rockford Police have released the man involved in a standoff with them Wednesday morning.

53-year-old Michael E. Michener is being held on no bond in the Winnebago County jail on a Domestic Battery warrant.


UPDATE - The Rockford Police Department reports the situation has been resolved.


Rockford Police are urging the public to stay away from the 2800 block of Hanson Street, a few blocks south of Harrison Avenue, and east of Eleventh Street.

A man has barricaded himself inside of a garage and is threatening police that he will "light the garage on fire." Officers say they have detected the scent of gasoline.

Police have blocked off several of the streets in the area, and school buses have been rerouted. Several surrounding homes considered in the "danger zone" if a fire were to start have been evacuated.

Police say it started as a domestic incident. They say the man is wanted on assault charges.



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