One person was injured in a shooting by a suspect at a Hampton Inn in Dearborn, Michigan, police said Thursday. According to police, the suspect was taken into custody that night after barricading a hotel room for hours.
Police said they first responded to reports of a shooting at the hotel at 1:09 pm local time. He then “contained” the suspect in a hotel room, but continued to warn residents to stay away from the area. After an hour-long standoff, the police informed around 9 pm that the man had been taken into custody without incident.
Police Chief Issa Shaheen said earlier on Thursday that the suspect was armed with a long gun. Shaheen said that the shooting appears to be the result of a dispute with the hotel staff which was focused on money. He said it was not yet clear whether the victim was a hotel employee or not.
Police said the injured victim has been admitted to a hospital, but did not elaborate on his condition.
The incident prompted a local elementary school to go into lockdown, and the Dearborn campus of the University of Michigan warned students avoid the area where the shooting took place.
Dearborn is located less than 10 miles west of Detroit.