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Multiple Deaths Reported After Officer Shoots in Possible Hostage Situation in US' Oregon

Reuters

Last Updated: September 29, 2020, 10:00 IST

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a possible hostage situation at a home in southeast Salem at 12:30 p.m. and a trained negotiator talked with the suspect.

A reported hostage situation in Salem, Oregon led to an officer-involved shooting with multiple deaths, including the suspect, but no deputies were injured, the local sheriff reported.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a possible hostage situation at a home in southeast Salem at 12:30 p.m. and a trained negotiator talked with the suspect, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

“As the incident unfolded, shots were fired. Ultimately, there were multiple fatalities during this incident, including that of the suspect,” the statement said.

first published:September 29, 2020, 09:43 IST
last updated:September 29, 2020, 10:00 IST