Gunman Barricaded Himself In A House Before Setting It On Fire [VIDEO]
The man is now in custody, but it is believed there was another suspect who managed to escape.
Officers responded to a call on Detroit's east side where an armed robbery had gone wrong, and turned into a hostage situation involving children. After an hour of negotiations, the fire was set as an attempt to distract police while the suspects tried to run. One was caught, and according to FOX 2 Detroit, the other is believed to have escaped. There were two children inside the home when the fire was set, who are now hospitalized. The two-year-old girl is listed in critical condition for smoke inhalation, but she and her four-year-old brother are expected to survive.