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EPD, SWAT Team resolve standoff in South Eugene

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A SWAT Team successfully resolved a standoff in South Eugene on Monday night.

Starting at about 5:12 p.m., Central Lane 911 received multiple calls regarding shots fired in the East Amazon Drive/Snell area neighborhood. The road was closed at the intersection of East Amazon Drive and Dillard Road.

A resident of a nearby home was injured with glass after a bullet was shot into a window. The suspect, Nicholas Hanford Gerber, had access to multiple firearms.

Just before midnight, a SWAT Team removed Gerber from the house. He’s being held at the Lane County Jail on the following charges: Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and two counts of Reckless Endangering.

A CENS message was sent in a 3 block radius to shelter in place, and some homes were evacuated during the standoff.

Born and raised in Eugene, Anni started at KLCC in 2000 as a reporter and co-host of Northwest Passage. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Anni moved to New York City. She worked in education for several years before returning to her true love, journalism. Anni co-founded and co-hosted Dailysonic, a narrative-based news podcast. She interned at WNYC's On The Media, then becoming WNYC's assistant producer of Morning Edition.