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Ala. postal worker opens fire in mail room

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The man accused of firing shots inside the main post office in Alabama's capital city was a postal employee who was carrying three guns when he reported for his shift.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Clark Morris, said the man showed up for work at the Winton Blount Post Office and began firing shots in the mail processing room about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Montgomery.

No one was injured.

Police Chief Kevin Murphy told CBS Affiliate WAKA the man is in his late 20s or early 30s

WAKA reports several officers at a nearby shopping center on holiday patrols responded quickly to a 911 call and had the man in custody within 10 minutes, probably saving lives. Murphy said the man had several pistols with him and that it was unclear how many shots he fired.

Federal and local officials said they do not know the suspect's motive or whether he was trying to hit anyone.

Officials said the man is being held in the Montgomery city jail pending charges.