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Police identify barricaded woman in Eugene

Bush was taken to the Lane County Jail where she was lodged on multiple charges. Those include Violation of a Restraining Order and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Posted: Jul 10, 2021 3:58 PM
Updated: Jul 10, 2021 4:24 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Police have identified the suspect who reportedly barricaded herself inside a residence within the Ponderosa Mobile Village in Eugene as Christine Bush, 45.

She was safely taken into custody around 7 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the Lane County Sheriff's Office.

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According to officials, a restraining order was actively being violated in the 3000 block of Franklin Blvd. When they arrived around 11:30 p.m, they found a suspect barricaded within the residence who has armed herself with a firearm.

They said Bush threatened to kill others, armed herself with a handgun, and refused to come out of the residence.

Bush came to the window of the residence multiple times armed with the handgun, and officials said her behavior was menacing and unpredictable.

Police said deputies remained on scene throughout the night negotiating and attempting to de-escalate the situation. Negotiators from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were eventually able to convince Bush to peacefully surrender.

The residences in this park are very close together and police said deputies were extremely concerned that Bush would follow through with her threats to harm other members of the community.

The restraining order was granted by a judge and prohibited her from being in this residence, officials said. Bush also had access to a 12-gauge shotgun inside of the residence, police said.

Oregon law states that violation of court issued domestic violence protection orders, such as the order related to this incident, require a mandatory arrest by law enforcement personnel.

Bush was taken to the Lane County Jail where she is currently facing multiple charges. Those include Violation of a Restraining Order and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

A warrant was sought and served by deputies regarding Bush’s criminal violation of the restraining order, according to police. She also had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Coos County.

Many area residents were displaced overnight due to this incident, police said. 

There is no ongoing threat to the public, officials say.

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