“Tactical situation” downtown has been resolved

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE:  Lt. Edwards with the Birmingham Police has confirmed that the situation has been resolved. The man in the red truck was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Edwards says tactical units approached the vehicle when they found man the deceased in the red truck. Edwards says the single gunshot heard earlier was the man using the gun on himself. Medics on the scene confirmed his passing.

(CBS42/Toby Carter)
(CBS42/Toby Carter)

Little about the individual is known at this time, but it was a male, believed to be in his late 30’s. He had recently been fired from MBA Structural Engineering. He came to the building’s parking deck earlyWednesday morning. That is where a former co-worker saw him and made the initial report. At this time, the man’s family has not been notified.

PHOTOS: Tactical Situation in Birmingham

Edwards added that, even though the incident has been resolved, the investigation will continue. Police are still processing the scene. The streets in the area have since been reopend.

ORIGINAL: Police have blocked off the area around 4th Avenue North and 20th Street.

Police say there were reports of a man in a car with a gun. Earlier this morning, someone had reported seeing a man sitting in a car and not being responsive to anyone. Police believe the person may have been recently fired from a company in the area. Another person reportedly heard a gunshot which is why police are treating this like a tactical situation.

Police standoffBirmingham Police and SWAT teams are on the scene. They are not allowing cars to pass through the area. They aren’t people to walk through the area either. Officers are investigating a car that appears to have one gunshot through it. The ongoing investigation is why police continue to not allow anyone through.

CBS42 is still on the scene and will continue to bring the latest on this developing story.

Related: Lt. Edwards on the situation


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