KILLEN, Ala. -- "There is an ongoing immediate threat," Florence Police Chief, Ron Tyler, said.
The Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton, Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler, and Killen Police Chief Brian Hammond talked to the media in a 9 a.m. news conference about the ongoing Killen stand-off. They've confirmed that there are at least two people in the hotel room, and law enforcement are in regular contact with both of those people. There have been reports that suspect is injured, but they can’t confirm.
They are referring to at least one suspect in the room as "Mr. Collins."
Police beg that citizens don't fuel the fire on social media-- allow law enforcement to gather a complete and total evaluation of the situation, and they will report what they know to the public at the proper time.
Huntsville Police Department and Hoover Police Department are also on site.
Authorities have spent over 24 hours working to get the man in the room to surrender. Officials say he now faces two charges of attempted murder for opening fire on the deputies. He has felony arrest warrants out of Lee County, Florida.