DETROIT (WWJ) – A 45-year-old former U.S. Marine has been arrested following a standoff with police overnight in Southwest Detroit.
Police said Daniel Torres was holed up in the basement of a multi-family home on Springwells, near I-94 and Lonyo, early Friday morning.READ MORE: The Detroit Demolition Department Awarding Contracts To Detroit-Based Black Owned Businesses
People in the home were partying, Police Commander Alvin Barron said, when an argument broke out over a landlord-tenant dispute.
Barron said Torres, who is the landlord, was believed to be drunk and may have been taking some pills before he allegedly assaulted a woman who lived in the home.
Police were able to get six other people out of the house and onto a bus to stay warm while police dealt with the situation.
The standoff ended with Torres taken into custody after a few hours.READ MORE: Fund Pays Back Tax Debt Of 1,600 Detroit Homeowners
“The suspect has surrendered,” Barron told WWJ’s Mike Campbell and other reporters at the scene. “Our Special Response Team deployed a chemical agent into the area where the suspect was barricaded. He then left the location without incident.”
No people were hurt, but police did have to shoot an uncooperative dog at the scene, Barron said.MORE NEWS: Detroit Man Charged In Connection With Son's Fatal Shooting
Torres was taken to a local hospital to make sure he’s medically OK before being transferred to jail.