UPDATE: Man faces attempted murder charge after seven hour-long standoff in Leighton

William Klapp charged with Attempted Murder

LEIGHTON, Ala. (WAFF) - A man is in custody after multiple agencies were on the scene of a nearly seven hour-long standoff in Leighton Wednesday night. According to our news partners at The Times Daily, William Richard Clapp, 47, is facing attempted murder charges.

Arrest related to Wednesday night stand-off

According to officials with local law enforcement, the Leighton Police Department responded to a call on Puller Loop around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

When law enforcement arrived to the scene, we’re told shots were fired from a nearby mobile home. The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office and Florence SWAT were called in for backup.

Shots were fired again around 10:15 p.m. while our reporter was on the scene. Clapp surrendered and was taken into custody around 11 p.m. Clapp is in the Colbert County Jail, held without bond.

No injuries were reported.

WAFF's DeAndria Turner live on the scene

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