Woman shoots at officers at airport Hilton

Woman shoots at officers at airport Hilton

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The Blount County Sheriff's Office says the 43-year-old woman shot at officers through the door of a guest room at the hotel when they tried to make contact with her. The Blount County Sheriff's Office says the 43-year-old woman shot at officers through the door of a guest room at the hotel when they tried to make contact with her.

LOUISVILLE (WATE) - A Maryville woman was arrested and accused of firing a gun at officers at the Hilton hotel next to McGhee Tyson Airport Sunday afternoon.      

The Blount County Sheriff's Office says Paula Silver, 43, shot at officers through the door of a guest room at the hotel when they tried to make contact with her.        

Alcoa Police were initially made aware of a woman believed to be suicidal. Officers found her car outside of the Hilton Hotel and verified that she had checked in to the hotel.  

Officers tried to talk to the woman through her hotel room door when they heard the first gun shot. The second shot came through the door toward the officers. That's when they called in the Deputies from the sheriff's office.

Silver surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody.

Silver is charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of felony reckless endangerment. She is being held on bonds totaling $15,500. 

No one was injured in this incident. 

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