WAUKESHA – Authorities took a person into custody Friday night ending a standoff at Baymont by Wyndham that began following a 911 call that reported shots being fired inside a room at the hotel.
Law enforcement was dispatched to the hotel just before 6 pm, when officers from a number of Waukesha County departments proceeded to blocked off streets and evacuated hotel guests as well as other businesses surrounding the hotel at 2111 E. Moreland Blvd.
A number of armored law enforcement vehicles responded to the hotel.
“What we’re dealing with is an issue surrounding shots fired earlier,” said Deputy Chief Dennis Angle of the Waukesha Police Department, speaking as the situation was unfolding. “We have a lot of different resources – attempting to take a suspect into custody right now. There are no injuries reported at this time.”
The person was taken into custody around 8:45 pm
More:What we know about the shots fired incident at the Baymont hotel in Waukesha along Moorland Boulevard
Authorities send out reverse 911 alert
The hotel is located in a busy commercial area in Waukesha about a mile west of the I-94 and Highway 18 interchange.
Authorities sent out a reverse 911 alert asking people within a half-mile radius of the hotel to avoid the area.
Officers set up a command post at the nearby Waukesha Skateland facility.
According to emergency radio traffic provided by Broadcastify:
Waukesha Police were dispatched to the hotel in response to a 911 call from a man in one of the rooms who was “yelling and screaming” into the phone. He then hung up on the 911 operator.
Police arrived and apparently went to the room where the 911 call originated.
Shortly after that, an officer radioed to dispatchers, “Shots fired! Shot fired! Send everybody!”
“Everyone’s coming,” a dispatcher replied.
Another officer radioed, “Shots fired. We believe the subject in the room is firing rounds.”
Officers then took cover.
“We have help coming, guys,” another dispatcher radios to officers.
Officers from numerous agencies in Waukesha County responded to the officers’ call for help.
The hotel was surrounded by officers, some in tactical gear, and negotiators talked by phone briefly with a man in the hotel room, according to emergency radio traffic.
Around 8:45 pm, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department sent out another reverse 911 alert saying the situation was “all clear.”