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Suspect in custody after Attleboro standoff

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A gunman was placed into custody following a shooting and standoff in Attleboro, police said Friday.

According to police, a 22-year-old man was shot at about 3:45 a.m. on Jackson Street. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he is expected to survive.

Officers later surrounded a home where the gunman was believed to be hiding.

NBC 10 reported police made a plea to the man to leave the house and resolve the standoff peacefully.

A woman and her small child were initially in the home, but both were released unharmed.

Police have not released the name of the gunman but said he did not leave the home peacefully.

"He did not submit willingly. We had to forcefully take him into custody so I don't know if he's injured at this time," said Chief Kyle Heagley of the Attleboro Police Department.

Nearby residents were told to stay in their homes and Attleboro school officials said they issued a shelter-in-place order for five schools as a precaution, with officials saying there was no immediate threat to the schools.

Police said it was a considerable victory in what's usually a quiet neighborhood after both the gunman and the victim made it out alive.

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