An owner of a nearby boutique said the police activity is focused around Virginia's on King, a restaurant in the heart of downtown.
The wounded person was immediately extricated by the police and transported to the hospital.
Diners at the restaurant told the Charleston Post and Courier an armed man dressed as kitchen staff walked to the front of the restaurant from the kitchen and locked the front door.
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According to reports, the train was scheduled to travel to Bihar's Kishanganj, carrying soil for the flood-affected region. The stranded passengers thanked the nearby villagers who were the first to reach the spot and help the injured passengers.
The Charleston Police Department says several hostages are still holed up inside of the restaurant. Police are negotiating with the gunman.
A hostage situation is reportedly unfolding in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The Siegerts said they escaped out a back door and didn't know how many people were left behind. "There were some people in there and there were a couple of hostages".
Swat teams, a bomb disposal unit and medics have been sent to the area. Authorities urged residents to avoid the area.
The church shooter, Dylann Roof, has been sentenced to death in federal court for the massacre.
"He said, "'I am the new king of Charleston, '" the Siegerts said.