BESSEMER, Ala (WIAT) — 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.