Woman Arrested After Shooting at Chelsea Hotel

Police locked down the Hampton Inn Boston Logan Airport Chelsea and conducted a room-to-room search with the help of a state police K-9 unit

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Police said a woman has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a hotel in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on Tuesday morning.

Janasia Nelson, 18, of Dorchester is facing charges of armed robbery, armed assault to rob, larceny and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon -- firearm. No bail or court information was released.

Police Chief Brian Kyes said his department received a call shortly before 10 a.m. reporting shots fired inside the Hampton Inn Boston Logan Airport Chelsea at 200 2nd St.

Officers responded and immediately locked the hotel down and began conducting a door-to-door search with the assistance of a state police K-9, police said.

Kyes said it appeared at least one shot was fired in or around an elevator at the hotel.

A heavy police presence, including nearly a dozen Chelsea police and Massachusetts State Police cruisers, could be seen outside the hotel on Tuesday morning.

The hotel was deemed safe around 10:45 a.m. after it had been cleared by police.

Detectives reviewed the hotel's surveillance video, which they said provided evidence of the incident. Additional information was developed leading investigators to an address in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood, where Nelson was located by Boston police.

Police said Nelson was arrested based on information provided by a male victim who returned to the hotel and cooperated with investigators.

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