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Baltimore Police secure downtown hotel after getting a report of a shooting; person of interest in custody

Police activity surrounding the Radisson Hotel in the 100 block of W. Fayette St. required the closure of that block and the 100 block of N. Liberty St. Sunday morning. The streets were reopened by 10 a.m.
Police activity surrounding the Radisson Hotel in the 100 block of W. Fayette St. required the closure of that block and the 100 block of N. Liberty St. Sunday morning. The streets were reopened by 10 a.m. (Amy Davis)

Baltimore Police officers cleared several floors of a downtown hotel Sunday morning to protect guests and search for a man with a gun after receiving a report of a shooting, officials said.

Around 7:05 a.m., officers were sent to the Radisson Hotel, in the 100 block of W. Fayette St., where a 22-year-old man said he was shot in the arm, according to Baltimore Police spokeswoman detective Nicole Monroe. A person of interest was taken into custody, although no further details about the suspect were released Sunday morning.

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“We did our due diligence to make sure that the patrons of the hotel were safe," Monroe said.

A hotel representative could not be immediately reached for comment.

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The streets surrounding the hotel were blocked off by a heavy police presence and caution tape, although a Baltimore Sun photographer observed the streets were reopened around 10 a.m.

Several floors were evacuated out of an abundance of caution, Monroe said, although activity surrounding the hotel return to normal by 11:30 a.m.

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