'Active shooter' suspect arrested in Bell County

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PINEVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - The search for an active shooter in Bell County is over and the suspect is in custody.

Charles Lawson, suspect in 'active shooting' in Bell County.

The Bell County Sheriff's Office says Kentucky 66 is now open. It was closed much of Monday morning because of the active investigation.

According to WRIL, the suspect first fired shots into a home before setting another home on fire. The radio station says the suspect then fled into the woods and fired shots at first responders.

The Bell County Sheriff's Office tells WKYT Charles Lawson, 53, was arrested Monday morning.

Lawson is charged with the attempted murder of a police officer, assault of a police officer, and two counts of wanton endangerment.

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