UPDATE: Officers exchange gunfire with suspect during standoff at truck stop on I-80

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ATALISSA, Iowa (KCRG-TV9/KWQC) - The Iowa State Patrol and several other law enforcement agencies responded about 2:30 p.m. Thursday to a report of a shooting on Interstate 80 at the rest area near Lime City, just east of the 267 mile marker.

The Iowa State Patrol and several other law enforcement agencies responded to a shots-fired incident at the Pilot truck stop near the Atalissa exit on Interstate 80 on Thursday, January 11, 2018. (Chantelle Navarro/KCRG-TV9)

The suspect then drove west on I-80 about two miles and exited at the Atalissa exit, where he fired more shots at motorists at the Pilot Travel Center, according to a news release.

Troopers caught up with the suspect on County Road X46 (Atalissa Road) and exchanged gunfire with him.

After a brief standoff, officers took the suspect into custody. Authorities have not released the suspect's name nor the names of officers involved in the shooting.

Police say this is a bizarre act, they were lucky to get under control.

"I think as a whole law enforcement definitely came together during that incident and worked collectively to make sure everybody including Mr. Johnson was safe," said DCI Speical agent, Ryan Herman.

Authorities said no one was injured.
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The Iowa State Patrol has a suspect in custody after a reported shooting at an eastern Iowa truck stop.

It happened around 3 p.m. Thursday at the Pilot Travel Center on Interstate 80 at the Atalissa exit. That's about 20 miles east of Iowa City.

Troopers said about 2:30 p.m. they were called to a rest area near West Branch for a report of shots fired. Authorities caught up with the suspect at the Atalissa exit.

Troopers confirm the suspect firing shots was in a black Volkswagon.

Authorities said no one was injured.
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Authorities say there were no injuries in the shots fired incident.

The Iowa State Patrol reports a suspect is in custody and there is no further threat.
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The Iowa State Patrol and several other law enforcement agencies are responding to a shots-fired incident at a truck stop near the Atalissa exit.

The Iowa DOT reports the exit is blocked due to emergency vehicles.

We have a crew headed to the scene. Look for updates on KWQC-TV6 and KWQC.com, or KCRG-TV9 and KCRG.com.