Standoff Between Law Enforcement And Armed Man Continues Into Night
A tense standoff in the South Hills saw Eugene Police and SWAT personnel trying to talk a man with a rifle into surrendering himself yesterday.
A negotiator with a bullhorn tried coaxing the man to leave a residence, where an EPD robot with a phone waited outside.
“You could talk to the robot, you could talk to the phone," said the negotiator.
"Best case scenario…you can calmly walk to the front door, and come on out. Hands up, hands empty.”
Later, as night fell, a loud blast interrupted the negotiator ….possibly a police stun grenade or flash bang.
The man reportedly fired several shots at police. As of 10:30 last night, no progress was made on getting the man to surrender to the authorities.
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