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      Suicidal subject taken into custody

      Michigan State Police said a suicidal woman in Wakefield Township was taken into custody on Monday after barricading herself inside her home.

      Troopers from the Wakefield Post responded to a traffic crash on Monday at the intersection of Pummala Road and Colberg Road. While troopers from the Wakefield Post were investigating the crash, they made contact with the registered owner of the vehicle at a Wakefield Township residence.

      When they arrived at the home, Troopers were informed that the woman was threatening suicide and that she was armed with a rifle and a shotgun. The woman repeatedly said she wanted the police to kill her and said she would not come out alive. Troopers were able to get a male friend of the woman to come out of the home with the rifle.

      Police said the woman refused to come out and had opened all the burners on the stove. After detecting a strong odor of natural gas, police decided to enter the home.

      Police said the woman was highly intoxicated and had a shotgun. She was taken into custody for possessing a firearm while intoxicated. She is lodged in the Gogebic County Jail. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Gogebic County Sheriff's Department.