Northern Michigan State Representative Neil Friske was arrested by Lansing Police early Thursday morning.

Around 2:45 a.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of Forest Road for a report of a man with a gun, as well as possible shots fired.

On scene, police spoke with those involved and arrested Friske for a felony offense.

The 62-year-old Republican represents the 107th State House district covering Charlevoix and Emmet counties and portions of Cheboygan, Chippewa, and Mackinac counties.

Police continue to investigate Friske and expect to hand the case over to prosecutors for review on Friday.

The freshman representative is running for re-election, but faces a primary challenger.

In a statement, Friske's campaign says he always exercises his 2nd Amendment right but also called the situation "highly suspect," saying it happened right before absentee ballots were released and a day after polling was done in the race.

We have also reached out to the representative's office for comment but have not heard back.

Friske's challenger, business owner Parker Fairbairn, says his opponent is innocent until proven guilty but contends his voting record is "abysmal and immoral," adding "the people of the 107th district deserve better than Neil."