EUGENE, Ore. — A nearly six-hour standoff with Eugene Police officers Saturday morning ended peacefully.
Officers were called to the 1300 block of Keller Street at 2:30 a.m. about shots fired. When they arrived, officers found a 46-year-old woman making suicidal statements. They tried to talk the woman out, but eventually had to break in the windows, use several rounds of tear gas and even an armored car to take her in.
Neighbor April Barnes said, “I woke up at five o’clock this morning to a loud noise and supposedly it was flash bombs going off. I don’t know, but it sounded like a car was hitting. Yeah, a car went through a house. So I came downstairs and I saw the SWAT team in front of my house and I was like, what is going on?”
The woman was taken to the University District hospital for mental health treatment. Residents in the surrounding area commended officers for their patience and efforts to ensure they all felt safe.