Reporting Mike Campbell
ROYAL OAK TWP. (WWJ) - Michigan State Police say a barricaded gunman situation that started in Royal Oak Township has ended peacefully at a different residence in Detroit.
WWJ’s Mike Campbell reports the situation began early Tuesday morning when Michigan State Police reacted to a call from the state’s suicide hotline.
State Police Lt. Michael Shaw said a man who is on medication called the hotline and threatened to kill his wife and kids, then kill himself. Police rushed to the man’s apartment on Wyoming Street, just north of 8 Mile Road in Royal Oak Township, and approached the scene as a barricaded gunman situation.
Shaw said once the area was clear, officers entered the apartment but the man was nowhere to be found. Police were able to contact the man’s mother, who apparently said her son could be in Detroit.
Investigators then tracked the man to a residence on Grove Street, near McNichols Road and Wyoming Street in northwest Detroit, where the situation ended peacefully.
“The suicidal hotline said that they believed him to be armed. He did not have any weapons in the house and once we were convinced of that, we were able to get him outside and talk to him,” said Shaw.
The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No weapons were recovered and no one was injured during the incident.
Although an investigation is ongoing, Shaw stressed that no crime was committed.
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