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Danville Road standoff ends after police deploy gas into the home

Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 7:43 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2021 at 9:12 AM CDT
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DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - Update: Authorities identify the male involved in Tuesday’s standoff as 37-year-old Anthony Joseph Messina.

DPD says Messina is charged with shooting into an unoccupied building and was booked into the Morgan County Correctional Facility on a $30,000 bond.

Anthony Messina
Anthony Messina(Decatur Police Department)

Original: Decatur Police are investigating the scene of a standoff on Danville Rd. in Decatur this morning.

Officers first responded to the area of Danville Rd. between Westmeade St. and Evelee St. after receiving a call about shots fired at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

According to Decatur Police, a male was waving a gun and firing shots outside his home on Danville Road. DPD Officers attempted negotiations with the man but he wouldn’t come outside on his own.

Gas was deployed forcing the subject to surrender to police around 8:48 a.m. No one else was in the home when the subject was taken into custody.

WAFF will update this story with more details as they are confirmed by investigators.

UPDATE: The suspect was taken into custody without incident at approximately 8:48 a.m. ____ Decatur police officers are...

Posted by Decatur Police Department Alabama on Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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