Barricaded gunman prompts lockdown of Wayne City Hall
Wayne — A barricaded gunman situation Monday that prompted a lockdown at nearby city hall and other municipal offices was ongoing during the afternoon, authorities said.
Wayne Police declined to provide further information on the situation shortly before 4:30 p.m.
A man barricaded himself inside his home around 10 a.m. on the corner of Ash Street off Wayne Road, which is less than a block north of city hall, City Manager Lisa Nocerini said. The man’s sister and mother initially were inside the home but escaped unharmed.
“City hall is in very close proximity to where the gunman is barricaded in his home,” Nocerini said shortly after noon Monday. “Right across River Rouge.”
City hall and other municipal offices were locked down by 10:30 a.m., the city manager said. Closed offices include the courts and public works department.
"We responded quickly,” Nocerini said. “We’re not letting people in or out and there is no access right now on Wayne Road, from Sims Street to Ash.”
City hall is located along that closure at 3355 S. Wayne Road.
Nocerini said she had no information on how the barricaded gunman situation unfolded Monday morning. Police officials did not immediately return calls for comment.
Nearby Wayne Memorial High School is in a precautionary state due to the barricaded gunman, according to WDIV-TV (Channel 4). The school is located at 3001 Fourth St., several blocks from the standoff site.