By Michele Richinick, Globe Correspondent
The Cape View Motel in Truro was evacuated after shots were fired at two police officers during a five-hour standoff overnight, police said.
Officials said an apparently suicidal woman called State Police via cell phone at 9 p.m. Tuesday. She was barricaded inside a hotel room, police said.
When Truro Police Officers Nicholas Ambrosini and Scott Holway knocked on the woman's motel door, two shots were fired from inside the room. The officers escaped injury. They requested additional assistance from the Provincetown and Wellfleet police departments along with State Police.
Guests at the hotel were evacuated from the building. Negotiators from the State Police tried to talk the woman into surrendering, but she refused. Shortly after 2 a.m. today, members of the State Police STOP team entered the room and subdued her without injury, authorities said.
The woman, who was not identified, was transported to the Cape Cod Hospital for medical evaluation. Criminal charges will be sought against her at a later date by Truro police.
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