Man taken into custody after 8 hour standoff with Bessemer police

October 02 2021 06:00 pm

BESSEMER, Ala (WIAT) — UPDATE: New information on a nearly eight-hour-long standoff has been released by the Bessemer Police Department.

According to authorities, officers got a call of a robbery at the Tractor Supply Co. in Bessemer just before 8 p.m. Monday. Once on the scene, they discovered a man inside the building who was hiding from police.

One officer fired a shot at the suspect but no one was hit, according to Bessemer PD. Authorities then backed out of the building and waited for the suspect to come out. He surrendered at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Charges are pending for the suspect at this time. No other information has been released.

UPDATE: Police have taken a man into custody after an almost eight-hour standoff in Bessemer.

According to Bessemer Police, a man was reportedly armed with a pistol but eventually taken into custody after an eight-hour standoff with authorities.

No further information has been provided.

Stay with CBS 42 for updates, as this story is developing.

ORIGINAL: A standoff between police and a burglary suspect took place Monday night at Tractor Supply Co. in Bessemer, police say.

Police were alerted to a suspected burglary at the Tractor Supply Company on Academy Drive just before 8 p.m. Monday night, Lt. Christian Clemons told CBS 42.

Upon arrival, authorities discovered a door to the business open.

While it is unclear what occurred next, Clemons confirmed that officers encountered the suspect and that a standoff was still underway as of this article’s publication.

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