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BREAKING: Memphis Police In Standoff With Active Shooter Who Shot Up TV Station

Memphis, TN – An active shooter was reported on Tuesday at the Fox 13 News building location near the University of Memphis campus.

The incident began at about 11:30 a.m. on May 2 at the television news station located in the 400-block of South Highland Street, WATN reported.

Several employees of the station said that the gunman had a rifle and fired shots into the building through the security doors.

There are reports that no one was wounded in the initial attack but the gunman has barricaded himself in a nearby business and a standoff is ongoing with law enforcement.

“What we know is the guy who shot towards our building has locked himself in the bathroom at a business right next to us, which is one of the reasons why they’ve evacuated all of us here,” a Fox 13 reporter at the scene said.

Memphis police said the suspect is holed up in a the Ubee’s restaurant.

Authorities have asked that all nearby residents and employees to shelter-in-place until the situation has been resolved, WATN reported.

UPDATE: Memphis police have said the suspect is now in custody, according to WATN.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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