‘Active shooter’ standoff at tax office in Salem City
SALEM — Police have arrested a gunman who spent a few hours Wednesday afternoon in a standoff with authorities. No injuries were reported.
Police responded to reports of a shooting early in the afternoon, leading to county offices and courts to be placed on lockdown and surrounding streets to be closed.
State Police said before 1 p.m. troopers and federal and county law enforcement officials were "in the area of 172 E. Broadway" for "the report of shots fired."
The address is an H&R Block office. It is about a block away from county offices and the courthouse.
State officials said the suspect was believed to be a fugitive who was cornered. They did not immediately identify the suspect.
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