Norman standoff suspect is in custody, hostages safe

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UPDATED 11/11/14  7:55 A.M.

NORMAN, Okla. - A suspect is in custody after a four-hour long standoff in Norman.

Devin Rogers, 29, was booked into the Cleveland County Jail around 1 a.m. Tuesday.  No bond has been set at this time.

Norman Police say they were called to a hostage situation Monday afternoon around 12:26 p.m.

Capt. Tom Easley, with the Norman Police Department, says they negotiated with an armed suspect who was holding three hostages inside the Nextstep building in Norman, located on the 1800 block of N. Interstate Dr.

Police say Rogers was armed with a handgun inside of a law firm that deals with immigration law.

At this time, authorities do not know the motive for the suspect's actions.

Nearly an hour after the situation began, 25 to 30 people who were inside the building were released.

Four hours after the standoff began, police announced the suspect was taken into custody.

According to Capt. Easley, the three hostages are safe.

According to Norman Police, since tomorrow is a holiday, charges are not expected to be filed by the District Attorney's Office until Wednesday.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Read the live blog of the events below.

Update: 4:41 p.m. - Officials say the suspect involved in the Norman standoff is in custody.

The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Devin Rogers.

According to Capt. Easley with the Norman Police Department, the male and female hostages are safe.

Two hostages were identified as Jennifer McMinn and Daymon Capers.

Read more below.

Update: 4:09 p.m.

NORMAN, Okla. - Norman Police were called to a hostage situation Monday afternoon around 12:26 p.m.

Capt. Tom Easley, with the Norman Police Department, says they are negotiating with an armed suspect who is holding at least two hostages inside the Nextstep building in Norman, located on the 1800 block of N. Interstate Dr.

Police say the suspect is armed with a handgun and was inside a law firm that deals with immigration law.

At this time, authorities do not know the motive for the suspect's actions.

Nearly an hour after the situation began, 25 to 30 people who were inside the building were released.

Police say they are safe.

There are no reported injuries at this time.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

11/10/2014  3:40 PM

NORMAN, Okla. - Norman Police are negotiating with the armed suspect who is holding at least two hostages inside the Nextep building in Norman.

Capt. Tom Easley, with the Norman Police Department, says the suspect cannot move freely in the building and the suspect is  isolated to an area inside the building.

Easley says at there are at least two hostages inside the building, and police say no one has been injured.

It started at 12:26 p.m. in the Nextep building located on the 1800 block of N. Interstate Dr.

Around 12:50 p.m. officers said they could see the alleged suspect through an open window on the second floor.standoff4

Police say he was armed with a handgun and was inside a law firm that deals with immigration law.

Authorities do not know at this time the motive for the suspect's actions.

Around 1:15 p.m. 25 to 30 people were inside the building and were released and then ran with their arms up to a safe location.

Traffic on I-35 is backed up for about half a mile as drivers slow down to look at the scene. standoff10

Both access roads are closed north of Robinson and south of Tecumseh in Norman.

Community Christian School was on lockdown, but has since been released.

Officials say a preschool operating out of Bright Star Beginnings is on a soft lockdown.

Students in the immediate are being held in class at this time.

Nextep, one of the companies inside the building, says its employees are all accounted for and safe.

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