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Police: Suspect who shot at officers in custody after standoff that shut down I-15

FILE (Utah Highway Patrol)

BEAVER, Utah — Interstate 15 was closed in both directions Monday night as police searched for a gunman in Beaver County.

Officials with the Utah Highway Patrol said troopers attempted to stop a vehicle Monday night, but it kept driving.

A pursuit then ensued.

After the pursuit, officials said the driver took off running and fired several shots at officers. No injuries were reported, according to UHP.

Around 10:20 p.m. Monday, Beaver County Sheriff Cameron Noel told KSL-TV that officers had the man pinned down on I-15.

Noel said the suspect still had a gun in his hand and a SWAT team was called out to help take the man into custody.

Law enforcement also had a helicopter flying over the area, watching the man.

Noel said he believes the man may have shot at the helicopter.

Noel said more than 50 officers from six different agencies responded to the incident and drivers were told to avoid the area while the situation unfolded.

UHP Maj. Jeff Nigbur said the suspect was taken into custody around midnight Tuesday and I-15 reopened a short time later.

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