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UPDATE: Reedsport Hotel Standoff Ends

REEDSPORT, Ore. — A standoff at a motel is over and police found a man dead inside one of the rooms.

Oregon State Police SWAT team say when they tried to contact a man inside one of the rooms at the Fir Grove Motel, he fired a shot. No officers were injured. They say the man was sought for questioning regarding a police investigation.

Earlier Wednesday afternoon, police secured the area around the motel , which is located on Winchester Avenue.

A nearby school was put in lockdown. ODOT closed Highway 101 for several hours at milepost 212 (the intersection with Umpqua Highway ORE38). It was reopened around 5:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Michael Murray.

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  1. Justine says:

    Must be why there have been sirens going past Elkton for the last two hours…

    1. DC says:

      We saw three sheriff cars at different times go past our house.

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