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Posted on: March 25, 2021

WCSO Update: Barricaded Gunman in Superior Twp. (4:22PM)

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Moments ago Washtenaw County Metro SWAT with the assistance of the Crisis Negotiation Team was able to take our subject into custody. After nearly 36 hours of negotiations, the 32-year-old subject put down his weapons and peacefully walked out his front door and was taken into custody.

Although our subject is in custody and no longer on scene, you will continue to see a large police presence in the area. Neighbors in the area are now free to leave their homes or return to their homes if they were previously evacuated. However, areas of your neighborhood will remain locked down for several more hours as we process the scene.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office would like to thank our Crisis Negotiators, SWAT team members, Deputies, Officers from numerous police and fire agencies, medical personnel, and support staff for their tireless work in bringing this situation to a peaceful resolution. We would also like to acknowledge the many family members, friends, and neighbors who assisted.

3/25/21 - 10:30am:

The WCSO believes in the sanctity of all human life and are committed to doing everything within our control to ensure public safety. With that as our focus we offer this additional update.

For nearly 27 hours the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office has been working to bring the situation on Meadow Dr. in Superior Township to a peaceful conclusion. At this moment, our subject remains barricaded and heavily armed. It is important for neighbors to remain vigilant and continue to seek shelter. Prior to our arrival and while officers have been on scene the subject has fired his weapon multiple times. No one has been injured, however police equipment has been destroyed. We continue our efforts to communicate with the subject to ultimately bring this to a peaceful conclusion. Although our subject has communicated, he refuses to put down his weapons and leave his parents property.

Around 4:30am yesterday morning, deputies were dispatched after receiving a call from family in the home that their son was suffering a mental health crisis and had assaulted his parents. The subject was said to be heavily armed, wearing a flak jacket, and had multiple magazines strapped to his body. Although no one was injured reports were also made that the subject had fired his weapon prior to our arrival. Responding deputies were able to safely evacuate family members from the home, but the subject refused to come out, barricaded himself in his parents' home, and currently remains inside.

Family and friends of the subject have been working with crisis negotiators as we employ all means to bring this situation to a peaceful conclusion. In November of 2019 five mental health professionals from Washtenaw County’s Community Mental Health were selected to join Washtenaw County’s Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). Since that time these trained mental health professionals have been vital team members and respond alongside us for every call out. CNT staff are working tirelessly to help the subject get the help he needs and to bring this situation to a peaceful conclusion.

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