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