Man fired shots during an altercation in Irondale

IRONDALE, AL (WBRC) -  Irondale Police are searching for a man who witnesses say fired shots inside a vacant commercial building.

Around 11am Monday, an altercation began after a man entered an establishment along Ruffner Road.

The altercation became more heated when police say he fired shots. No one was injured as the occupants fled the building and called police .

Irondale Police, with help soon to come from Trussville SWAT and a negotiator, arrived and believed the suspect had barricaded himself inside.

Law enforcement attempted to make contact with the suspect to no avail.

A special heat-detecting gadget was also used to locate the suspect inside the building before police gained entry.

After entry, police found no one. They are currently searching for the suspect away from the premises.

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