The building was evacuated, while some 75 hotel guests and employees were sheltered in a cafeteria at a local mall.
According to officials, it was initially believed that the suspected shooter was inside the building of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. However, after searching the building it turned out that the suspect had fled the scene.
NEW: Hotel guests being allowed back into the hotel. @MassStatePolice say after further investigation, no one was injured. They still have not located the suspected shooter. pic.twitter.com/30fAYptbrZ— Kelly Sullivan (@ksullivannews) 26 марта 2019 г.
The authorities have reported that at least one person was injured, although it's not clear whether the injury relates to the shooting. Police are currently searching for multiple suspects.