Barricaded man situation ends peacefully in Ypsilanti Twp.

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
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A barricaded man situation in Ypsilanti Township on Tuesday morning ended peacefully, early in the 11 a.m. hour, when the man surrendered.

Police responded to the 1300 block of Crestwood, south of Michigan Avenue, at about 7:45 a.m. They arrived in response to a 911 call from a woman who lives in the home, who shared her concerns that the man was "screwing doors shut" and allegedly said he would blow the home up and that police would never "take him alive."

The woman was able to escape through a window, said Derrick Jackson, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. The event caused a lockdown of nearby schools in the Ypsilanti Community district before it was resolved.

Jackson said the man has committed "no specific crimes," as yet and did not assault the woman, but that the talk of bombs is a concern.

As for now, the man is being "evaluated, for sure," but what will happen next will determine if any criminal charges are issued, Jackson said. For instance, if bomb-making materials actually are found when police search the home.

As for the doors, Jackson said "it's his house." 

SWAT units were in the area, and police had advised neighbors to stay put and others to avoid the area.