Man reportedly fires at police from Gaithersburg balcony, authorities say

Authorities in Gaithersburg say a man is in custody after reportedly firing shots at them from an apartment balcony early Tuesday morning.

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The incident began around 1:30 a.m. when officers went to an apartment complex in the 500 block of South Frederick Avenue for a welfare check on a 29-year-old man. Police say they made contact with the man and left but were called back to the same area a little over an hour later for a report of shots fired.

Montgomery County Police reported that shots had been fired at officers from a balcony at the apartment complex. SWAT officers and police negotiators arrived on scene. Authorities say the man a short time later, the same man police checked on earlier came out of the apartment and was taken into custody.

The 29-year-old-male was transported to an area hospital. Officers say no one was injured and that the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 301-258-6400 or 301-330-4471.