Everyone safe after standoff at hotel on Washington Road

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Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Everyone is safe and a woman is in custody after a standoff at a local hotel.

According to officials, deputies were called out to the Masters Inn hotel on Washington Road around 4:04 p.m.

Richmond County deputies received a call that a woman was threatening to harm herself inside the hotel room. Police tried to talk to her, but she fired shots, police said. They do not believe those shots were directed at anyone, they said. At that point, police went inside the hotel room and arrested the woman. No one was hurt. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says they are not sure if the woman will face charges.

Washington Road was shut down for about 10 minutes, but is now back open.

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