Live coverage: Active shooting situation taking place in Downtown Dearborn Thursday

People urged to avoid area of Michigan Avenue, Military Street

DEARBORN, Mich. – An active shooting situation is unfolding in Downtown Dearborn Thursday afternoon.

Michigan State Police are urging people to avoid the area of Michigan Avenue and Military Street, as the situation is ongoing and dangerous. Police have not publicly disclosed many details yet.

Dearborn police say the scene is contained at the Hampton Inn in the area. MSP said at 2:12 p.m. that there are still shots being fired by the suspect, and that the situation is extremely dangerous to the public. Police said at 3:15 p.m. that the scene remains very dangerous to the public, as the shooter is still a threat to the public from their position.

Watch our live coverage in the video player above.

3:15 p.m. police update

A member of the Dearborn Police Department and a member of Michigan State Police provided an update on the situation at about 3:15 p.m. Watch that update below.

A member of the Dearborn Police Department and a member of Michigan State Police provided an update on the situation at about 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6.

2:30 p.m. police update

A member of the Dearborn Police Department talked with Local 4′s Rod Meloni at the scene at about 2:30 p.m. Watch that update below.

A public information officer with Dearborn police talked with us at the scene of an active shooting situation in Downtown Dearborn Thursday afternoon.


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