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An armed man allegedly shot and injured a person, then barricated himself inside a room at a hotel in suburban Detroit and was arrested, Michigan State Police said. prison.
State police said on Twitter: “The barricaded gunman was arrested without incident.”
The surrender occurred shortly before 9 p.m. EDT, or nearly seven hours after the standoff began.
Businesses in the popular surrounding shopping and dining area have either been evacuated or closed.
The barricade gunman was taken into custody without incident. Michigan Avenue is still closed and will be as the investigation continues.
Police Chief Issa Shahin said at a news conference the shooting, which occurred early Thursday afternoon, stemmed from an argument over money with staff at the Hampton Inn in Dearborn. The injured were taken to the hospital. Their names and status were not disclosed.
The suspect was confined in a hotel armed with a long gun, Police Cpl. Dan Bartok told reporters.
“Negotiators are working, trying to resolve this issue peacefully,” Bartok said.
The shootings were reported shortly after 1 p.m. at the hotel in a busy neighborhood in Dearborn, a city of more than 100,000 people just west and southwest of Detroit. Michigan State Police lieutenant Mike Shaw said traffic into the busy downtown area was stopped.
Earlier, state police tweeted that “the situation is active and dangerous” and that shots were still “fired by the suspect.”
Officers in tactical gear as well as emergency vehicles can be seen.
Several businesses near the hotel, including Dearborn Federal Savings Bank and Better Health Market, have locked their doors with customers inside.
“There are police everywhere,” said Cheryl Seguin, a bank security officer. “Police from many jurisdictions and federal, county, and state agencies. Many police cars and other types of units – EMS, just about everything.”
Patrick Collins, manager of Better Health Market, describes sightings of police, automatic weapons and ambulances. Three customers were in the market.
“There’s a lot going on,” he said.