Mother of barricaded man holding girlfriend hostage in Detroit makes plea for him to surrender

Detroit police are at the scene right now of a man barricaded in a home with a gun and his girlfriend  in the 18600 block of Concord, near Van Dyke and Nevada Ave

The suspect's mother made a plea for the man - believed to be in crisis and without his medication for mental illness - to come out and surrender.

"Richie, I love you," she said. "You know I love you, I won't let anybody hurt you. The family is here. They love you. All I want you to do is come out. You know I need my medicine. Come out Richie, we all love you."

She also wanted to assure her son he would not be hurt if he gave himself up and came out.

"Richie you don't have to be afraid of the officers," she said. "Because I already talked to them, they are not going to harm you. Just come on out."

Police were called to the home and saw a man with a gun and a woman inside, who has been determined to be his girlfriend. 

Through several conversations, Craig said police at the scene have learned that the 42-year-old man was diagnosed with a mental illness four years ago and hasn't taken his medication in what's believed to be several days right now. 

Craig said this is the 22nd barricaded incident that police have responded to so far this year. 

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.