Authorities in Alaska say four people, including a child, have been found dead in a Fairbanks hotel room.

The Fairbanks Police Department says in a statement released late Friday that the deaths appear to have been caused by gunshots.

Police say arriving officers found a man crying as he sat in a second-floor hallway.

According to police, the man directed officers to a nearby room, where they found the bodies.

Police say there is no threat to the public.

No further details were released.