DETROIT (WWJ) – A man who police say was armed with a gun and barricaded inside a west side Detroit home for 12 hours surrendered without incident and has been taken into custody.

The incident began around 5:40 a.m. Wednesday on Sorrento Avenue near Chalfonte Street, in a neighborhood near Fenkell Avenue and Meyers Road.

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Detroit police responded to the home after receiving a call about possible family trouble involving a 54-year-old man with a mental illness. Authorities say the man fired shots inside the home, although other circumstances weren’t immediately clear. It doesn’t appear that anyone was injured.

Police believed the man was holed-up inside the home with at least two firearms, and refused to give himself up.

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Several police units, EMS and SWAT team members were on the scene.

 

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