Woman with multiple weapons barricaded in home on Detroit’s west side, police say

2 children, man who had been stabbed removed from the home

DETROIT – A woman with multiple weapons is barricaded in a home on Detroit’s west side, according to police.

Detroit police have a heavy presence surrounding the house on Artesian Street near the Southfield Freeway and Tireman Avenue.

Detroit police Chief James White said the woman is in her 30s and has a mental illness.

The situation began around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday when police responded to a domestic violence situation.

Police said when officers arrived on the scene found two children inside the home with the woman and an adult man who had been stabbed.

A gunshot was fired inside the home, but White said no one was hit. Through negotiations, police were able to remove the man and the two children. The children were unharmed, according to police.

“She has several other weapons in the home and she is threatening suicide and at this point, we are going to wait her out and try and negotiate her out of the home,” White said.

The surrounding area is blocked off and neighbors are asked to avoid the area.

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Jacqueline Francis is an award-winning journalist who joined the WDIV team in September 2022. Prior to Local 4, she reported for the NBC affiliate in West Michigan. When she’s not on the job, Jacqueline enjoys taking advantage of all the wonders Michigan has to offer, from ski trips up north to beach days with her dog, Ace.