Sterling Heights police arrest man after standoff

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Sterling Heights police

Sterling Heights police have arrested a man after a standoff at the same home where federal authorities searched and confiscated a gun and several silencers in May, officials said.

Officers were called at about 8:45 a.m. Thursday to a home in the 4200 block of Angeline Drive near Ryan and 15 Mile roads to respond to a report about threats being made, according to Sterling Heights Police Lt. Mario Bastianelli.

A bail bondsman was visiting the address to revoke a bond on a person at the home when he was threatened, police said. Bastianelli said the suspect threatened to shoot and kill the bondsman.

The incident led to a standoff with police until one of the department's detectives was able to convince the suspect to exit the home, Bastianelli said.

Officers then arrested the suspect, he said.

The lieutenant also said the man has not been formally charged in court in connection with the incident and police are not releasing his identity at this time.

According to federal records, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a search warrant at the same house on May 9 as part of an investigation into a man named Muzaffer Alzand, 44.

Alzand had been arrested and charged with assault by Sterling Heights police and he was under an order to not have firearms in his possession, the records said.

In their search, agents recovered a Glock model 17 handgun with a Glock switch attached, 37 other firearms, and several gun silencers, officials said. The switch turns the Glock 17 into a fully automatic pistol.

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