4 federal agents injured during shootout at Kansas motel

(Courtesy: KSNT)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Authorities say four federal agents suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot while trying to make an arrest at a Kansas motel.

Police say two U.S. marshals and an FBI agent were shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries Saturday night in Topeka. A fourth federal agent also suffered the same injuries, but it was not immediately clear to which agency the officer is assigned. All four were taken to hospitals.

WIBW-TV reports that the four agents descended on the Country Club Motel shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday and were trying to locate an unidentified suspect. Authorities say gunshots were exchanged with the agents.

Police say a fire broke out at the motel during the shootout, and firefighters worked to douse it.

Police say it’s unclear whether the suspect had escaped.

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