DEVELOPING: Authorities Responding to Standoff at Motel 6 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
WATCH: The Tuscaloosa Thread's Stephen Dethrage is on the scene of the standoff:
Tuscaloosa police officers responded to a standoff at a Motel 6 on McFarland Boulevard E in south Tuscaloosa early Monday morning.
The original 911 call came in at 7:23 a.m. Monday. According to a TPD spokeswoman, two men were reportedly breaking into a room, which was occupied by guests at the time.
"A dog that belonged to the occupants was attacking one of the intruders when the other man shot her," said Stephanie Taylor, TPD's Public Information Officer. "At least one suspect is now barricaded in a motel room and engaged in a standoff with officers."
The dog was reportedly shot and killed. One suspect has already been taken into custody.
"At this time, the only person who we believe has been injured is one of the suspects the dog bit before she was killed," a report from TPD's Facebook page stated.
TPD issued a statement to members of the media who are present at the scene at around 11:10 a.m. The motel has been evacuated of all guests, including the woman whose room was broken into. The only remaining occupant of the motel is the last remaining suspect, who is still standing off with the police.
As of 11:15 a.m., Tuscaloosa Police investigators and the department's Special Response Team are still involved in the standoff. Negotiators are using a megaphone to speak with the barricaded suspect through the motel, pleading him to surrender peacefully.
Watch live from the scene here:
This story is developing. Stay connected to The Tuscaloosa Thread for more details as information becomes available.