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Barricaded man arrested in Eugene, police say

Police say they had reason to believe there were weapons inside the home.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021 3:33 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – A man has been arrested after police say he barricaded himself inside a home for hours.

Police received reports early Wednesday morning after 2 that a man was reportedly being disorderly at a home in the 2000 block of Tarpon Street. The man had lived there with a woman who had a no contact order against him, police added.

Officers got the woman and her child to safety, but the man refused to leave the home.

The suspect was identified as Nolan Perkins, 42, of Eugene, police said. The crisis negotiation team responded after 8:30 a.m., as well as a police dog unit and the SWAT team. Police obtained a warrant for Perkins’ arrest.

Authorities had reason to believe Perkins had access to firearms and that there were weapons inside the home.

The search for Perkins was reportedly difficult due to clutter and Perkins moving around the home. Police said he claimed to be in a room with his hands on a bomb. After warnings that he should come out and about possible damage to the home, gas was used.

Perkins was taken into custody with the help of a police dog just after 1 p.m., police said. He was reportedly hiding in a closet under blankets.

Police said Perkins is being evaluated for a dog bite and exposure to the gas. He has been charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

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