One person was injured when a suspect opened fire at a Hampton Inn in Dearborn, Michigan, police said Thursday. The suspect was taken into custody later that night after barricading himself in a hotel room for several hours, according to police.
Police said they first responded to a report of shots fired at the hotel at 1:09 p.m. local time. They then “detained” the suspect in a hotel room, but continued to warn residents to stay away from the area. After an hour-long break, police announced at approximately 9 p.m. that the person was taken into custody without incident.
Police Chief Issa Shahin said Thursday that the suspect was armed with a long gun. Shahin said the shooting appeared to be the result of a dispute with hotel staff focused on money. He added that it is not yet clear whether the victim is a hotel employee.
Police said the injured victim was hospitalized, but did not specify their condition.
Dearborn is located less than 10 miles west of Detroit.