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Suspect Accused of Assaulting Family

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — One man was taken into custody Monday night after a dispute among family members became violent.

Springfield Police say they responded to a call on the 1200 block of C St. just before 7 p.m. They found the suspect had assaulted and threatened several family members while armed with knives and other weapons.

Police say Gilbert Zimmerman injured his sister, who was taken to the hospital for injuries to her head and face. Zimmerman had left the scene when police arrived, but he was located in a nearby apartment.

He was taken into custody for charges of unlawful use of a weapon and assault. The extent of the victim’s injuries was uknown at the time.

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