Barricaded gunman taken into custody in Detroit
Detroit — A barricaded gunman situation on the city’s southwest side has come to a peaceful end after a five-hour standoff with police.
The was suspect was taken into custody at about 9 a.m. Friday with no injuries and no shots fired, Commander Elvin Barren said. Police had been in negotiations with the suspect after they were called shortly after 4 a.m. to a small apartment complex at Springwells and McGraw.
Police responded after receiving a 911 call that the gunman — identified by tenants as the landlord of the building — had armed himself and then had barricaded himself in his apartment.
The incident reportedly began as a dispute between the landlord and one his tenants, according to Sgt. Michael Woody.
“It is apparently a landlord/tenant issue, a dispute that got out of hand,” Woody said. “The landlord pulled a weapon on one of the tenants, and as a result, police were called in. When police arrived, the landlord wouldn’t come out and barricaded himself in his apartment.”
Residents of the apartment complex were evacuated from the building and neighbors were told to stay in their homes during the incident.
At one point, police reported negotiations had broken down because it appeared the suspect had fallen asleep.
According to police, it appears there have been previous problems between the landlord and his tenants.