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Eugene Police Standoff Ends Peacefully

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.

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  1. Postone says:

    Isn’t in nice the toys the police have? NOT! They just love this crap, no chance to do this without destroying private property, after all these cops don’t have to sleep in that house their homes are fine! Just because you can do something like this doesn’t mean you should!

  2. Keny says:

    My mom is right across the street from this house, and knows the woman. They had the SWAT, tear gas, flashbangs, and even their robot out all to take in a suicidal middle aged woman alone in the house and unarmed. Not to mention sitting outside from 3am or so until it ended yelling through their bullhorn. And yet we get ticketed for disturbing the peace and destruction of property for doing things even a fraction as bad as what they were up to for hours and hours on end. Perhaps I’m biased from serving in the military, but it seems that if four trained individuals with Vietnam-era assault rifles and second hand mostly broken gear and one or two flashbangs can clear a house full of armed insurgents in a hostile environment in a foreign country maybe EPD can act like the peace officers they are supposed to be.

  3. joe says:

    So what do you suggest they should have done? Looks to me like they did it perfect. I bet they saved her life! Love our Cops!

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