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Standoff suspect arrested by SWAT

A man who police said barricaded himself inside his vehicle has been taken into custody, according to Oregon State Police.

Posted: Oct 14, 2017 1:10 PM
Updated: Oct 14, 2017 1:10 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The suspect in a standoff at the Fast Stop Market in the Green district of Roseburg has been arrested.

Oregon State Police tweeted out that Highway 99 South reopened around 1 p.m.

Officials were investigating a high-risk traffic stop in the area of Highway 99 and Highway 42 Thursday morning. 

Troopers saw Russell Scott going 89 mph in a zone of 65 mph on I-5. They said Scott stopped in the market parking lot, barricading himself inside his vehicle.

Officials realized Scott, 60, was involved in recent standoff with Sutherlin police and a SWAT team was called in.

READ MORE: Standoff in Sutherlin ends peacefully 

The area was blocked off and the market evacuated.

Troopers said Scott has several felony warrants out for his arrest. They said in past situations he had been armed and said he wanted police to shoot him.

Troopers tried to get Scott out of the vehicle but he refused. Officials from several agencies assisted and communicated with Scott for almost four hours, trying to get him to surrender.

A SWAT team was called in because Scott previously threatening law enforcement.

After failed negotiations, SWAT used pepper spray to get him out of the vehicle. Scott was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail.

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