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Gunman taken to hospital after standoff with police

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A standoff in the Five Points area of Huntsville ended after four hours with the gunman in the hospital.

Huntsville Police say they were called to investigate a possible gunman on the roof of a business on Andrew Jackson Way just south of Star Market.

Police say they saw a person on the roof with a handgun when they arrived at 212 Andrew Jackson Way around 9:55 PM. The address matches the location for Ted’s Bar-B-Q.

Police were able to negotiate with the man for him to come down a ladder. A police spokesperson said as he was coming down around 1:30 AM the man pointed his gun at officers. Officers returned fire. The man was taken to Huntsville Hospital. His condition is unknown .

The SWAT team was called in and the HPD CNRT (Crisis Negotiation Response Team) was also called to the scene.

Huntsville Police blocked the roads between Meridian Street and Russell Street on Pratt Avenue. They also blocked the roads between Clinton and Ward on Andrew Jackson Way as well as Holmes Avenue and Dement.

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