Police: Barricaded situation ends peacefully in West Bloomfield Township

45-year-old man in police custody following alleged domestic altercation

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A barricaded situation in West Bloomfield Township has been resolved peacefully Sunday afternoon, officials say.

Some residents of West Bloomfield Township were asked to shelter in place Sunday morning amid an ongoing police situation that began late Saturday night. Residents in the 6000 block of Pebble Creek Woods Drive, near 14 Mile and Farmington roads, were asked to shelter in place after an armed man barricaded himself inside a home following a domestic altercation.

Police say they arrived at the home Saturday night after a woman reported that she was physically assaulted by her husband. When officers arrived, the woman said her husband was in the lower level of the home and was intoxicated. Officials say they announced their presence and began to make their way to the man for questioning when a single shot was fired by the husband.

No one was injured by the shot fired, officials said. It is unclear if the shot was fired directly at police or not.

Police say they were able to safely evacuate the family from the home, but the husband remained barricaded inside overnight Saturday. Officials said Sunday that crisis negotiators were in contact with man overnight, and a perimeter was set up around the home.

As of 12:36 p.m. Sunday, officials say the man, 45, has been taken into police custody. His identity has not been released.

No other details have been released at this time.

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