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Police: 'Suicidal' Novi person barricades himself in home

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Novi — A Novi police wellness check late Wednesday night instead resulted in a barricaded gunman situation approaching its 15th hour.

Police arrived at the 58-year-old man's home on the 24000 block of Venice at about 9:45 p.m. after receiving a call from concerned family members. That's north of 10 Mile and east of Beck.

Officers, who were told there were weapons in the home, attempted to meet the man at his front door, said David Molloy, chief of police of the suburb of 61,000. 

But the man ran upstairs.

Police remain outside the home, attempting to "bring the situation to a peaceful end," more than a half-day after it began.