Tacoma Police: Man with rifle threatening others arrested

Officers have arrested an armed man at a Tacoma motel where he reportedly threatened to shoot people Monday morning.


Tacoma Police Officer Loretta Cool says officers responded to the motel Monday morning around 9 a.m. after receiving reports that a shot had been fired in a room.


A short while later, others reported seeing a man outside a room with a rifle threatening to shoot everyone.


The motel was evacuated and nearby schools were placed in lockdown as a precaution.


Cool says officers tried to make contact with the man, but were unsuccessful.


Police say the man was taken into custody without incident at about 12:30 p.m. Monday.


Cool said there were no reported injuries.

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