SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Washtenaw County police are asking Superior Township residents to avoid an active police situation in the area of Meadow Drive and Gale Road, between Cherry Hill and Vreeland roads, on Thursday morning.
According to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, a gunman has barricaded himself inside a home in the 5600 block of Meadow Drive as of 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Officials say the situation began as a domestic altercation between the gunman and his parents.
Police say they received a call from family members Wednesday morning saying their son was suffering from a mental health crisis and had assaulted his parents. The son was also reportedly armed with several weapons, wearing a flak jacket and had multiple magazines strapped to his body.
Police say both a SWAT and crisis negotiating team have been activated to assist with the situation. Family members were safely evacuated from the home Wednesday morning, but the gunman refused to come out and remained inside the home.
Thursday update: The police scene is still active as of 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The gunman is still barricaded inside the home. Police say he has fired his weapon several times, and has destroyed some police equipment. The man has reportedly been communicating with police, but refuses to put down his weapons and leave his parents’ property.
Residents in the area are urged to remain inside their homes and take shelter in the basement, if possible, as law enforcement continue attempts to have the barricaded man surrender peacefully. Individuals are asked to avoid the area in general, as there is a heavy police presence.
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