Barricaded gunman situation at senior living center in Detroit ends peacefully

Posted at 5:45 AM, Sep 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-23 15:00:39-04

(WXYZ) — An hours-long standoff has ended peacefully at an assisted living center on Detroit's east side, according to police.

Police say the gunman barricaded himself inside after taking a woman hostage. That woman was later released.

It happened at the Park Towers and Square on Robert Bradley Dr. near Chene and Lafayette. It started around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Dozens of residents were evacuated during the incident.

We're told the gunman was a 39-year-old man with an extensive criminal history and who suffers from mental illness.

Police Chief James White said the man was in a relationship with the woman he initially took hostage.

Stay with for updates to this developing story.