Man in Attica standoff identified

Feb 8, 2015

The man involved in a tense standoff in Attica on Friday night has been identified.

Thirty-nine year old Michael Balla was taken into custody after a four hour episode during which he claimed to possess a loaded weapon and a possible explosive in the Attican Hotel. Balla was been taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation and treatment of an overdose.

Genesee County Jail
Credit WBFO News

He is being held in the Genesee County Jail and will appear in court on Tuesday to face charges.