Holland-area bar patrons rattled over Thursday night gunman incident

The man is in custody after allegedly brandishing a weapon in front of police, a foot chase and short standoff.


  1. HOLLAND— A 55-year-old Holland man was arrested Thursday night after brandishing a handgun at police and a foot chase in an incident that forced a lockdown of two downtown Holland bars and the closure of some streets.

    No one was hurt in during the incident, but two downtown restaurants, The Curragh and New Holland Brewery, were put into lockdown mode, police said. Three streets, Eighth, Ninth and College, were blocked off for about 45 minutes during the incident. The incident got many bar patrons to take to their social media accounts.
  2. Following 20 minutes of negotiating with police, the man was taken into custody without further incident, according to Capt. Jack Dykstra of Holland's public safety department.
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