LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have charged a man arrested following an investigation that briefly shut down a part of downtown Louisville Friday afternoon.

Terona L. Hall, 53,  was taken into custody and charged with Robbery 1st, Wanton Endangerment 1st and Possession of a Handgun by a convicted felon. 

According to a MetroSafe supervisor, police were looking for a man who they believed had a gun.

Officers set up a perimeter along West Muhammad Ali Boulevard and West Chestnut Street, with officers blocking South 4th Street, South 5th Street and Armory Place. They were searching the parking garage between the Seelbach Hotel and Kentucky Towers apartments and surrounding areas. 

Police say no shots were fired, and there was no ongoing hostage situation.

The public was briefly urged to keep out of the area until officers could either locate the individual, or clear the area. That included people who may plan to visit Derby Festival events at the Chow Wagon. 

Customers eating lunch at Manhattan Grill were told to stay inside. 

But word came a short time later from MetroSafe that police had a "person of interest" in custody. WDRB Web Reporter Marcus Green tweeted a picture of police removing yellow tape from the area.

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