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One person is dead after a police-involved shooting at the Days Inn hotel in Sullivan on Wednesday.

According to Indiana State Police Trooper B.J. Patterson, officers with the Sullivan City Police Department and ISP were called to the Days Inn around 1:22 p.m. after a guest made "concerning statements" to hotel staff.

After evacuating the building, police went to question the guest only to find they had locked the door and refused to comply with law enforcement's demands to come out.

Patterson said police then borrowed tools from hotel staff to break into the room and apprehend the suspect.

When police entered the suspect pointed a gun at them, prompting officers to back out of the room and call for ISP's Emergency Response Team.

While police waited for the response team, Sulllivan Circuit Court Jude Robert Hunley II issued a warrant for the guest's arrest.

Around 5:40 p.m. the response team entered the guest's room to serve the warrant for intimidation. The guest again pointed a gun at police.

Members of the ISP response team opened fire resulting in the suspect's death.

An autopsy is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Patterson said a name will not be released until after the autopsy and the family has been notified.

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