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      Somerville man arrested after high-speed chase, standoff on 'Steamboat Bill' bridge in Decatur

      Police arrested a Somerville man who led them on a high-speed chase that began around 3 a.m. Saturday in Madison County and ended on the Hudson Memorial Bridge in Decatur, Saturday, January 25, 2014. (abc3340.com)

      DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - Police say a man has been taken into custody in Decatur after they say he led officers on a high-speed chase, fired shots at officers and then climbed onto a catwalk under a bridge that spans the Tennessee River.

      Decatur police Lt. John Crouch said around 9:40 a.m. Saturday that the suspect had been apprehended.

      Police say the Somerville man led them on a high-speed chase that began around 3 a.m. Saturday in Madison County and ended on the bridge.

      The Decatur Daily reports (http://bit.ly/1aSC9sx) that authorities closed all lanes of the Hudson Memorial Bridge around 4:45 a.m. Saturday. The U.S. Coast Guard helped close river traffic as well.

      Decatur police spokesman Lt. John Crouch said the suspect used a handgun to fired shots. No injuries were reported.

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