DEARBORN, Mich. –
An armed man accused of taking pictures and wounding one individual and who then barricaded himself inside a room at a suburban Detroit lodge surrendered Thursday night time and was taken into custody, Michigan State Police mentioned.
“The barricaded gunman has been taken into custody with out incident,” state police mentioned on Twitter.
The give up occurred shortly earlier than 9 p.m. EDT, or almost seven hours after the standoff started.
Companies within the surrounding standard eating and buying space have been evacuated or locked down.
The barricaded gunman has been taken into custody with out incident. Michigan Avenue continues to be closed and will probably be because the investigation continues.
The taking pictures early Thursday afternoon stemmed from a dispute over cash with employees on the Hampton Inn in Dearborn, Police Chief Issa Shahin mentioned at a information convention. The wounded individual was taken to a hospital. Their identify and situation weren’t launched.
The suspect was contained within the lodge and armed with a protracted gun, Police Cpl. Dan Bartok advised reporters.
“Negotiators are working, attempting to resolve this peacefully,” Bartok mentioned.
Photographs have been reported shortly after 1 p.m. on the lodge within the busy district in Dearborn, a metropolis of over 100,000 folks simply west and southwest of Detroit.Police evacuated the lodge and surrounding companies. Visitors into the busy downtown was blocked, Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw mentioned.
Earlier, state police tweeted that the “scenario is energetic and harmful” and that photographs nonetheless “have been being fired by the suspect.”
Officers in tactical gear may very well be seen, in addition to emergency automobiles.
Some companies close to the lodge, together with Dearborn Federal Financial savings Financial institution and Higher Well being Market, locked down with prospects inside.
“There are police all over the place,” mentioned Cheryl Seguin, a safety officer on the financial institution. “Police from a number of jurisdictions and federal, county, state businesses. A number of police vehicles and different varieties of items — EMS, nearly every little thing.”
Patrick Collins, supervisor of the Higher Well being Market, described seeing police, automated weapons and ambulances. Three prospects have been contained in the market.
“There’s lots happening,” he mentioned.