Police responding to active shooter at Illinois hotel – ABC News
A manhunt was underway Thursday in Illinois for a suspect who shot a U.S. Marshal helping to serve an arrest warrant at a hotel in Rockford, police said.
The shooting occurred at 9:15 a.m. local time as the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force was attempting to arrest suspect Floyd E. Brown, 45, at an Extended Stay America hotel, Rockford Police Lt. Andre Brass said a news briefing outside the hotel.
“They attempted to arrest the suspect in one of the rooms. They were fired upon by the suspect,” Brass said. “One of the marshals was hit. His status right now is unknown.”
Brass said Brown, who is from the Springfield area, fled the room and was the subject of a massive manhunt involving officers from at least seven law enforcement agencies.
“The suspect is at large right now,” Brass said. “Of course, Mr. Brown is considered armed and dangerous.”
He said Brown is believed to be driving a silver or light-blue Mercury Grand Marquis with either the Illinois license plate BF13112 or a temporary plate of 4850256.
RPD officers are on scene investigating an active shooter situation at the extended stay off N. Bell School Rd. Please avoid the area.
— RockfordILPolice (@RockfordPD) March 7, 2019
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also tweeted that officers from the agency’s Chicago Field Division were on the scene of the incident.
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