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One person in custody following standoff in Hoover

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One person is in custody after a two hour standoff in Hoover.

Residents were being told to stay indoors and others arriving home weren't allowed in the neighborhood until the situation got under control.

Residents called police after hearing gunshots. When officers arrived they say a man barricaded himself inside a house up a hill on Valpar Drive.

Bailey Waites said, "I heard a gunshot. It was probably around 7:10. Really, really bothered me."

Neighbors were alarmed.

Hoover police turned people away from the scene.

Waites said, "It's a bit uneasy."

Police cars lined the street. Officers remained focused on a house up this steep hill.

"This took place outside the house."

Captain Jim Coker says when officers arrived on the scene after 5:00 p.m. they also heard gunshots.

The situation involved two male roommates, but an investigation is still going on to find out what happened.

The suspect went inside the house and would not come out.

Coker says, "He finally came out of the house. He was armed when he came out and after officers talked to him he did lay his weapon on the ground and was taken into custody."

No one was hurt.

Hoover Police have not released the suspect's name and no charges have been filed. He was taken to the Hoover jail. We'll have more information as it becomes available.

The roommate was able to leave the house.

Hoover police say the safety of people who live nearby remains their number one consideration.

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