First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 8:00 PM on 4/28, issued at 10:03 AM Bryceville, FL | Callahan, FL | Fernandina Beach, FL | Glen Saint Mary, FL

Police: Armed man in Gainesville motel standoff in custody

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 5/07/2013 1:18 pm
HALL COUNTY, Ga. (WSB) — Gainesville police say a heavily armed man who barricaded himself inside of a room at Motel 6 is in custody.

Channel 2's Richard Elliot is at the motel on Monroe Drive in Gainesville, where GBI investigators joined a SWAT team trying to negotiate with the man.

Police said they got a call at about 9:30 a.m. from a man saying his friend was acting strangely and had barricaded himself in a room.

Elliot is told that the man who barricaded himself is a bounty hunter in his 30s, and had multiple weapons in the room. Police established a perimeter around the motel because of the reports of weapons in his possession, including a rifle and a handgun.

Gunshots were fired from the room, but no one was hurt, authorities said. The man was taken into police custody without incident shortly before 1 p.m.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Action News Jacksonville

No comments yet!
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.