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Oregon standoff comes to end with suspect arrested

LANE COUNTY,OR-Oregon State Police have taken the person involved in March 17's, armed stand-off in Lane County near Blue River into custody.

Officials said that shortly before 10:00 p.m., members of the Oregon State Police SWAT team took the man, identified of Blue River, into custody on several criminal charges to be identified later.

Police identified the suspect as 60-year-old David L. Shoptaw.
Shoptaw barricaded himself shortly before 2:00 p.m. today and although he was subdued by a taser he was not seriously injured during his arrest, police said. He was transported for further evaluation to a Eugene Area Hospital.

Neighbors in the area reported a man, later identified as Shoptaw, had fired multiple rounds out the window of his cabin at or near people who were walking in the area. When troopers arrived on scene, Shoptaw indicated he had weapons and may have been experiencing a mental health crisis.

This investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time. Oregon State Police was assisted at the scene by the Lane County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation and McKenzie Fire and Rescue.

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