UPDATE: Gunman shoots and kills himself in a two-day standoff

Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 6:49 AM EDT
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DETROIT, Mich. (WILX) -WDIV has reported that the gunman involved in a two-day standoff where he took two hostages in a suburban Detroit neighborhood shot and killed himself.

One hostage was released on Tuesday and another was released early on Wednesday morning.

WXYZ in Detroit reported at around 6 a.m. Wednesday, that the second and final hostage escaped after a more than 24-hour standoff in a northwest Detroit home.

According to police, the gunman was a suspect in a triple homicide that happened back in June.

Police believe the man was under the influence of drugs.

He also told police that he was suffering from mental illness.

He supposedly made other threats against police officers, as well.

According to the police, the man threatened to kill his hostage and himself, if police tried to enter the home.

We’ll keep you updated as this story develops.

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