BREA ( – Police on Monday took a man into custody they said fired on them at a Brea motel when they responded to a report of a suicidal guest.

Police were called to the Hyland Motel at 727 S. Brea Blvd. about 3 p.m., according to Lt. Darrin Devereaux. When the officers arrived, they knocked on the door and shots rang out, he said.

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“The officers were standing just inches from where the bullet came through,” Devereaux said. “From what I understand, it was just about eye level.”

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The officers, who escaped injury, retreated for cover and did not return fire, the lieutenant added.

SWAT officers were summoned to negotiate with the unidentified barricaded suspect, Devereaux said.

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The man reportedly was taken into custody about 7 p.m. after being struck by police bean-bag rounds. The man is expected to face charges of attempted murder in firing the shots toward officers.