Hamtramck police standoff involving elderly woman ends peacefully

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (WXYZ) - A police standoff in Hamtramck ended peacefully Wednesday morning.

Police say a woman in her 80s barricaded herself inside her residence at the Hamtramck Colonial Homes and even fired shots at officers.

A neighbor tells 7 Action News the situation began hours before police arrived.  He says two of the woman's children and two of her grandchildren came to the townhouse for a wellness check.

They knocked on the door for a while. Eventually the daughter tried to enter the home through the window and the woman inside began shooting.

The police were called to assist and we're told when they tried to enter the home, the resident shot at them too.

The SWAT team was called in to help defuse the standoff that lasted several hours. Neighbors nearby were evacuated from their homes.

The situation ended peacefully when the woman came out of her home and gave herself up to police. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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