Shots fired in Salem hotel room, man dead, police say

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Police say an armed man who holed up in a hotel room was found dead Wednesday night several hours after shots were heard in the room.

Lt. Dave Okada said there no other injuries. He could not confirm whether the man had been a guest at the Phoenix Inn, where he was found.

The Statesman-Journal reports that nearby guests had been evacuated after police responded about 4 p.m. Wednesday for a welfare check.

A negotiator reportedly made contact with the man.

Okada says two bursts of shots were heard shortly after 6 p.m. A tactical team entered the room about 8 p.m. and found the man dead. Okada says police did not fire.

A woman who answered the hotel phone said no one was available to answer questions Wednesday night.


Information from: Statesman Journal.

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