Police: Man in custody after shooting at officers, barricading in motel room

Standoff suspect in MPD custody

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A man is in custody after police say he shot at officers then barricaded himself in a motel room.

According to the Montgomery Police Department, at about 2:48 a.m. Sunday morning officers took the suspect into custody peacefully, without injuries to either officers or the suspect. The suspect was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation, and criminal charges are pending.

Saturday night, Montgomery police converged on a motel in what appeared to be a large-scale operation. The motel is located on Airbase Boulevard a few blocks south of Day Street. Montgomery police say they were called to the address about a dispute around 9 p.m., and when they arrived, they say a man fired shots at officers and then retreated into his room. No officers were hurt.

A WSFA 12 News crew on the scene witnessed SWAT team members moving around the area with drawn weapons and body armor.

As of 11:30 p.m., the suspect was still in his motel room and negotiations with police had begun, according to a statement from MPD. Officers said they were unsure whether the man was with someone or alone.

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