Ypsilanti police: Barricaded situation ends after suspect could not be found in home

Police believe the individual, who was involved in an alleged domestic dispute, escaped before officers arrived

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YPSILANTI, Mich. – Police said an individual involved in a domestic dispute and barricaded situation early Wednesday morning in Ypsilanti could not be found inside the home and likely escaped before officers arrived.

According to the Ypsilanti Police Department, a domestic violence incident happened at about 2 a.m., April 28, in the 300 block of South Street. Police said it was initially reported that two people got into a physical altercation when one of them retrieved a gun. However, after attempting to fire, the gun failed to discharge.

Police said the rest of the family and the victim ran and secured themselves in a bedroom upstairs. The suspect attempted to get inside the room but was unsuccessful.

Ypsilanti police responded to the incident, securing the area, and the family was able to leave the home after about an hour. Police said at that time, the suspect was still believed to be in the house. But after numerous attempts to communicate, authorities secured a search warrant and went inside the house, finding no one.

One person was taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries from the physical altercation.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ypsilanti Police Department’s detective bureau at 734-483-9510.

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