Suspect wanted in shooting arrested after standoff at Westminster hotel

WESTMINSTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A suspect wanted in connection with a shooting on Friday morning was arrested hours later following a standoff at a hotel in Westminster, officials said.

Troopers responding to the Rodeway Inn on East Main Street to assist Westminster police with a barricaded suspect around 12 p.m. learned the individual was wanted in an alleged shooting in Orange, according to Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio.

A crisis negotiator was called to the scene and the suspect was taken into custody around 1 p.m., Procopio said.

Local schools were asked to go into lockdown while the standoff unfolded, Westminster Police Chief Ralph LeBlanc said.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, is accused of shooting an Orange resident inside of a home on Louis Street around 9:30 a.m., according to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

The suspect is facing a slew of charges including attempted murder. It’s not clear when they will be called to court.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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