Detroit police: Barricaded situation ends after gunwoman surrenders

Residents of Burt Road, near Joy Road and Evergreen Street, asked to shelter in place Thursday

DETROIT – A shelter-in-place recommendation has been lifted Thursday for Detroit residents after a barricaded gunwoman situation ended peacefully, police said.

Residents near the 9000 block of Burt Road, near Joy Road and Evergreen Street, were asked to shelter in place Thursday morning due to a woman barricading inside a home in the area with a firearm.

Detroit police say that the woman was believed to be suffering from a mental health crisis and she called 911 herself. The woman is said to have retreated into the home with a firearm once officers arrived at the home.

Police worked alongside a special response team and a crisis intervention team to peacefully resolve the situation, officials said. The woman has surrendered to police as of 2:44 p.m. Thursday and was reportedly taken to the hospital for mental health treatment.

Detroit police recovered two weapons from the home, officials said.

No additional details have been provided at this time.

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