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      Man faces home invasion charge after 15-hour police standoff

      Robert John Rajala

      The 33-year-old Ishpeming man arrested after a 15-hour standoff with police was arraigned in court Wednesday morning.

      Robert Rajala was in Ishpeming District Court on Wednesday to face on charge of first degree home invasion. According to police, Rajala had entered his girlfriend's home on Monday morning without permission.

      According to police, the victim called stating he had assaulted her, made comments about killing people and was drunk.

      Police surrounded the home and waited for the Michigan State Police's Emergency Support Team and armored vehicle to arrive from a training session in Dundee, Michigan. Police say Rajala surrendered shortly after 2 a.m. when the EST and armored vehicle arrived.

      He is being held in the Marquette County Jail on $150,000 bond for the first degree home invasion charge. Rajala pled not guilty to a probation violation as well, which bond was not set for.

      He is expected to be back in court on April 29 at 10:30 a.m. The location of his court appearance has not been set. The charge of first degree home invasion is a felony and could result in up to 20 years in prison and $5,000 in fines.