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Holly Fournier

A suspected meth lab in Warren was busted early Wednesday and a barricaded gunman was arrested inside by Warren and Michigan State police officials.

Warren police resolved the barricaded gunman situation at the scene before state police troopers moved in for lab extraction and clean-up, according to Lt. Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police Department.

“An individual decided that he wasn’t going to cooperate with police and barricaded himself inside the home,” Shaw said of the incident on Georgiana near Eight Mile and Groesbeck. Shaw was speaking Friday morning on a series of Periscope videos released on the state police official Twitter page.

“(Warren police) were able to talk him out and then MSP came out to help with the clean-up,” Shaw said. “We caught him, he’s in jail, they won’t be making any ‘Breaking Bad’ television shows.”

The barricaded gunman situation lasted around six hours, according to a message retweeted by the state police official account.

Approximately one gram of “finished” meth was discovered inside the home, according to Shaw. Crews also found about 31 pounds of “hazardous materials” and three “one-pot cooks” used to process the drug.

The recovered material will be sent to the department’s Metro South Post for safe storage, Shaw said. A contracted hazardous materials company will retrieve and destroy the products.

Clean-up crews donned full-body suits with boots, gloves and masks, all shown by Shaw in videos posted to the department’s Twitter page.

“Basically, meth eats you from the inside out,” he said. “Everything that’s contained inside this lab, basically it can kill you.”

Reached by phone, Warren police officials confirmed the location of the raid but declined to comment further.

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