Gunman at assisted living facility surrenders to Detroit police peacefully after barricade lasting 20 hours

A man who barricaded himself in a Detroit apartment Wednesday evening after allegedly firing shots has surrendered on Thursday, 20 hours after the barricaded situation started.

The unnamed man surrendered peacefully to police around 2 p.m. after barricading himself inside Parkview Towers and Square, an assisted living facility on the city's east side. Police and crisis intervention officers were at the scene negotiating.

A woman called police just after 6 p.m. Wednesday and said the man had been firing a gun off a balcony. Just after 9 p.m., police got a hostage who was in the 12th-floor apartment with the man out of the home.

Police said the 39-year-old man has mental health issues and a long criminal history.

The complex was not evacuated, but officers secured the other floors as they worked to get the man to surrender. Police said residents were not at risk.