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One person wounded in shooting at Michigan hotel; suspect in custody

One person was wounded 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 themselves in a hotel room for 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 "contained" the suspect to a hotel room, but continued to warn residents to stay away from the area. After an hours-long standoff, police reported at approximately 9 p.m. that the person had been taken into custody without incident. 

Police Chief Issa Shahin said earlier Thursday that the suspect had been armed with a long gun. Shahin said the shooting appeared to be the result of a dispute with hotel staff that was centered on money. He said it's not yet clear, however, if the victim is a hotel employee. 

Police said the wounded victim has been hospitalized, but did not elaborate on their condition. 

A photo from the scene shows police outside the hotel.  Kila Peeples-Hudson

The incident prompted a local elementary school to go into lockdown, and the University of Michigan's Dearborn campus warned students to avoid the area where the shooting occurred. 

Dearborn is located less than 10 miles west of Detroit.

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