DEARBORN (WWJ) – A man upset about his dental bill was arrested after police say he pulled a gun at a Dearborn dentists’ office.
It happened at the Advanced Dental Clinic on Ford Road around at around 9 a.m. Thursday.READ MORE: Ribs RnB Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend In Downtown Detroit
Police said the 73-year-old Dearborn man, apparently enraged about his bill, started arguing with the clerk. The disagreement escalated and the suspect allegedly drew a pistol and threatened a dentist.
That’s when, police said, a clinic employee grabbed the man and the pair struggled over the weapon. It went off, but no one was injured.READ MORE: Judge Says Michigan Gov. Whitmer Won't Have To Testify In Abortion Lawsuit
Others in the office helped subdue the suspect and he was taken into custody by Dearborn police. When the investigation is complete, the case will be turned over to the Wayne County Prosecutors office for possible criminal charges, police said.
In a statement, Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad expressed his concerns for all of those involved, adding that he was glad no one was hurt during this dangerous situation.
“If it were not for the quick actions of the citizens involved, this incident could have been a tragedy,” Haddad said.MORE NEWS: MDHHS Lifts No-Contact Recommendation In Huron River Chemical Spill
The man’s name was not immediately released.