Mount Clemens man fires shots at police, barricades himself inside home, officials say

Officials say there are currently no injuries, but multiple roads are shut down

Officials say a man has fired gunshots at police and then barricaded himself inside a home in Mount Clemens. The man has fired multiple gunshots at officers from his garage, police say. He then fired more shots from his window. The incident happened around noon Monday (July 4) on Gratiot Avenue and North River Road in Mount Clemens.

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – Officials say a man fired gunshots at police Monday and then barricaded himself inside a home in Mount Clemens.

The man fired multiple gunshots at officers from his garage, police say. He then fired more shots from his window.

The incident happened around noon Monday, July 4, on Gratiot Avenue and North River Road in Mount Clemens.

Officials say one neighbor called the police on the other neighbor over a dog dispute.

The neighbor told police that his 64-year-old neighbor had a weapon that brought out the SWAT Team and other law enforcement officers, officials say. The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office and negotiators were talking to the 64-year-old man.

“As long as we’re talking and he keeps picking up the phone, and we’re communicating, that’s our best thing as we’ve got nothing but time on our hands,” said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham. “If he’s watching TV, I just hope he knows we’re here to help him, and we want to resolve this peacefully. For those of you that are living in the Mount Clemens area and in or around this area to, please stay away as we have most of the roads closed down in this situation.”

Officials say there are currently no injuries, but multiple roads are shut down.

There are more than 50 members of law enforcement on the scene, from the S.W.A.T. Team to police departments from Sterling Heights and Shelby Township, Clinton Township, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Officials say that the S.W.A.T. Team has safely extracted four people from two units within the building.

After negotiators lost contact with the barricaded gunman for more than three hours, officials say he is now in custody with minor injuries.


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