Man in custody accused of shooting at Murfreesboro police officers Friday

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man is in custody after he was accused of shooting at Murfreesboro Police officers and barricading himself in a home for hours Friday evening.

Murfreesboro Police said that around 5:30 p.m., officers came into contact with the man who was involved in a crash near Northfield Boulevard and Pitts Lane.

Investigators said the man took off running near Chariot Lane where he shot at the officers, and one officer returned fire.

No officers were injured, and neither was the suspect.

Police said the suspect barricaded himself inside a home on Sloan Street, and officers with the Special Operations Unit negotiated with him for hours.

According to police, officers used ‘tactics’ to force the suspect to break through the ceiling of an adjacent apartment after he was hiding in the attic.

He was then taken into custody, but his name has not been released.

Murfreesboro police said the TBI has been called in to help with the investigation.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 on-air and online for updates.

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