Mother, 3 children safely exit Detroit home amid barricaded gunman situation

Armed man, 32, barricaded himself in home near Outer Drive, 7 Mile Road

Detroit police, emergency response teams at scene of barricaded gunman situation on Detroit's west side on Aug. 6, 2021. (WDIV)

DETROIT – A woman and three children were able to safely exit a Detroit home Friday morning where an armed man barricaded himself inside.

According to authorities, on Friday morning a mother and three children were inside of a home near West Outer Drive and Seven Mile Road with an armed man, 32, inside. It is unclear if the woman is the mother to all three children. The relationship between the woman, children and gunman is also unclear.

Police say the woman and children were able to get out of the house safely. The armed man was still barricaded inside of the home when the others got out Friday morning, but eventually surrendered to police without incident as of 8:50 a.m., officials said.

Detroit police have since cleared the area.

No other details have been released at this time.

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