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Springfield man arrested after standoff with police

The SWAT team arrested Benjamin Bryant, 32, around 1:30 p.m.

Posted: Jun 25, 2020 11:25 AM
Updated: Jun 25, 2020 7:19 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- An armed man who held police at bay for several hours on Thursday was arrested after a tactical unit stormed an apartment near 1st and F streets in Springfield.

Police said Benjamin Bryant was taken into custody at 1:36 p.m. Bryant was charged with felon in possession of a firearm and menacing with a firearm. Police say he was also wanted on parole violations involving assault on a public safety officer.

The incident began around 9:20 when Bryant allegedly stood on an apartment balcony and displayed a gun. Police say he told them that he was ready for a "shootout" once the media arrived.

Bryant allegedly livestreamed the event on social media.

Pioneer Parkway West and Centennial Boulevard were blocked, snarling traffic for hours.

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