Man in custody after situation at Honda Marysville plant. A man is in custody after a situation inside the Honda manufacturing plant in Marysville on Friday.
Honda said the situation involved a distraught contract worker.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office said deputies went to the plant around 2:45 p.m. to serve a felony warrant.
The sheriff’s office said the suspect, 30-year-old Max Arnold ran from deputies and grabbed a fire ax.
Arnold then threatened deputies before climbing about 30 feet to the top of a production press, according to the sheriff’s office.
Employees were moved to locations inside the plant and Honda said the safety of employees was not at risk.
The sheriff’s office said Arnold was on top of the press for approximately four hours talking with negotiators and refusing to put the ax down.
Special response team members approached Arnold and took him into custody around 7 p.m.
He was evaluated by EMS on the scene and taken to the Tri-County Regional Jail.
The sheriff’s office said he will be charged with inducing panic.
A representative for Honda said production was temporarily suspended when the incident started and no one was hurt.
Honda said production resumed at approximately 8:15 p.m.
According to a 10TV crew on the scene, there were no roads closed in the area and vehicles were entering and exiting the parking lot.
The Marysville Fire Department said its tactical medics and special response team were on the scene.
Members of the Allen Township Fire Department and the Marysville Division of Police also responded.