State police said Thursday afternoon on the department’s Twitter page that “the situation is active and dangerous.”

DEARBORN, Mich. – Police dealt with a gunman in a suburban Detroit hotel room Thursday afternoon who they said wounded one person with gunfire, prompting evacuations and a lockdown of popular restaurants and shopping areas.

Shooting stemming from a dispute over money with staff at the Hampton Inn in Dearborn, Police Chief Isa Shaheen said at a briefing. The injured were taken to the hospital, their name and condition have not been released.

The suspect was held at the hotel and armed with a long gun, police Cpl. Dan Bartok told journalists about it.

“The negotiators are working to resolve this peacefully,” Bartok said.

Shots were reported shortly after 1:00 p.m. at a hotel in a busy area of ​​Dearborn, a city of more than 100,000 people west and southwest of Detroit.

The police evacuated the hotel and surrounding businesses. Traffic in the busy downtown area was blocked, Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said.

before, state police tweet that the “situation is active and dangerous” and that shots were still “being fired from the suspect.”

Officers in tactical gear could be seen as well as ambulances.

Some businesses near the hotel, including Dearborn Federal Savings Bank and Better Health Market, are closed with customers inside.

“There’s police everywhere,” said Cheryl Seguin, a security officer at the bank. “Police from different jurisdictions and federal, county and state agencies. Multiple police cars and other types of units – ambulances, pretty much everything.”

Patrick Collins, manager of Better Health Market, described seeing police, assault rifles and ambulances. There were three buyers inside the market.

“There’s a lot going on,” he said.

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