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Detroit police enter barricaded home, no gunman found

Ursula Watson
The Detroit News

Detroit — Police are looking for a man who pointed an assault rifle at a Comcast contractor Saturday morning.

June West, Detroit Police Department spokeswoman, said police received a call at 10:18 a.m. Saturday about an armed man barricaded in a home in the 7200 block of Mettatel Street, on the city’s west side.

West said a Comcast contractor went to the home to do work but was met by a man armed with an assault rifle. No shots were fired.

The contractor managed to get back to his car and call police said West.

Upon entering the home police found the assault rifle but there was no sign of the man.

West said the 5’9, 35-year-old, African American man has been diagnosed with mental illness. He was last seen wearing black clothing.

The man is from out-of-state said West and police are working with his family.

Anyone with information on the man’s whereabouts is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-5600.

UWatson@detroitnews.com

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