What we know about the shooting incident at the Baymont Hotel in Waukesha along Moorland Boulevard
Shots were fired in a Baymont hotel room in Waukesha and a large police presence was at the scene Friday night.
Here’s what we know about the situation.
Was there a shooting at the Baymont Hotel?
Police say a man fired two shots as officers approached the door of his hotel. An officer fired back but none of the shots hit anyone.
When did the shootings take place?
Reports say shots were fired shortly after 6 p.m.
Do the police have a suspect in custody?
A 44-year-old man was taken into custody on Friday evening, ending a standoff. Police declined to identify the man, but said he had a criminal history.
Where is the situation?
Around 8:45 p.m., the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department sent a reverse 911 alert saying the situation was “all clear.”
Are there any injuries?
No one was injured in the incident, police said.
What kind of police presence was on the scene in Waukesha?
There was a heavy police presence from several departments in Waukesha County. Overnight officers used a fire ladder to enter through a second floor window and medics were seen entering the hotel.
Where is Baymont in Waukesha?
Baymont by Wyndham Waukesha is at 2111 E. Moreland Blvd. where Highway 18 and East Main Street converge on the northeast side of town.
Did the Waukesha police send out alerts to inform the public?
Yes. Police sent out a reverse 911 alert asking people within a half-mile radius of the hotel to avoid the area.
“All clears will be sent when the area is secure,” the alert said.
What is a reverse 911 alert?
A reverse 911 alert is a call initiated by emergency services to telephone numbers announcing a mandatory evacuation.
This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Suspect in custody after Waukesha shooting at Baymont Hotel