- Associated Press - Friday, June 15, 2018

FREMONT, Ind. (AP) - Police say a man who fired shots at officers at a northeastern Indiana motel has been taken into custody after a roughly seven-hour standoff.

The Fremont Police Department responded around midday Thursday to the Travelers Inn in Fremont to check on the welfare of a person in a room. State police say officers found the man in a bathroom and he fired a handgun at them when he opened a door.

No officers were injured. Other rooms were evacuated and area schools were put on lockdown.

The Herald Republican reports negotiators were in contact with the 36-year-old by telephone before communications began to break down and officers sent in tear gas. Police say the man fired at officers before surrendering. He was checked out at a hospital before being jailed.

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