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‘Hostage Situation’ Ends With Multiple Dead

Salem, OR – Multiple people are dead after Marion County deputies were called to a “possible hostage situation” at a Salem residence on Monday afternoon, according to police.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) dispatched deputies to a home in the 200-block of Juneva Place Southeast at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 after receiving a report of a “possible hostage situation,” the Statesman Journal reported.

The MCSO Hostage Negotiation Team tried to communicate with the suspect who was believed to have taken other people inside the home as hostages, KPTV reported.

“As the incident unfolded, shots were fired,” the department said, according to WBTV.

Multiple people – including the suspect – died during the incident, the MCSO said.

The department has not released information regarding the number of fatalities or how those who died were killed, the Statesman Journal reported.

They also declined to provide details about the events that led up to the shooting, according to the paper.

“I heard three shots, and then within five minutes, I heard a bang,” a neighbor told KPTV. “They loaded three different people [into an ambulance] that I could see – one of them right in front of my house.”

Any deputies involved in the officer-involved shooting incident have been placed on administrative leave, as per protocol.

The Oregon State Police and the Salem Police Department are handling the ongoing investigation into the incident, the Statesman Journal reported.

None of the deputies were injured during the incident and there is no reason to believe there is a threat to the community, WBTV reported.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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