Floyd County, KY – Multiple law enforcement officers from several different agencies were shot on Thursday evening when they tried to serve papers at a home in northeastern Kentucky.
Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt said sheriff’s deputies were trying to serve papers at a home on Railroad Street in Allen at about 5 p.m. on June 30 when the suspect opened fire on them, WCHS reported.
The suspect barricaded himself in the house, taking his wife and daughter hostage in the process, WLEX reported.
Sheriff Hunt said multiple law enforcement officers from different agencies were shot during the gunfight that ensued but he did not release any information about which agencies they belonged to.
Authorities have not released any information about how many heroes were wounded, nor have they released details of their medical conditions.
Kentucky State Police (KSP) and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) responded to the scene to assist local law enforcement, WSAZ reported.
“Reports out of Floyd County KY say multiple law enforcement officers have been shot and the scene is still active. Please pray for our brothers tonight as they will surely need them,” the Hodgenville Police Department posted to its official Facebook page.
Sheriff Hunt announced that the suspect had been taken into custody at about 10 p.m.
UPDATE: SHOOTER IN CUSTODY AT ALLEN
Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt has confirmed to WMDJ that the active shooter and hostage situation is OVER at Old Allen.
The shooter is in custody. Two hostages, shooters wife and daughter, are both safe.
Four individuals were shot.
— Lee Carter, B.Pharm. 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@edleecarter) July 1, 2022
The scene in Allen, KY tonight
I’ve never seen anything like this my entire life here pic.twitter.com/XPMOk944Sh
— BEEZY (@Burke_Franklin_) July 1, 2022
The sheriff said deputies were attempting to serve a court-issued warrant when the incident started earlier in the evening.
Hunt said the suspect opened fire when officers responded.
We are working with our sister stations WSAZ and WYMT to learn more. pic.twitter.com/7hITDoiYCX
— Chad Hedrick (@ChadHedrickWKYT) July 1, 2022
@ATFLouisville’s Ashland and London Offices are responding to a shooting scene and armed barricaded person in Floyd County, Kentucky. @kystatepolice is the point of contact and will release more information as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/8ljyvRMz8x
— ATF Louisville (@ATFLouisville) July 1, 2022
Tonight I ask the commonwealth to join Britainy and I in holding Floyd County in prayer, especially the family and loved ones of those who have responded to a barricade situation involving a shooting. ^AB
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) July 1, 2022
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