Several people were shot and killed on Monday after police responded to a « possible hostage-taking » at a home in Oregon’s capital, Salem, the County Sheriff’s Office Marion said in a statement
The department issued a press release on Monday saying that agents arrived at a house in the early afternoon with a « trained negotiator » from the sheriff’s department
Police added that after their arrival « gunshots were fired » resulting in « several deaths in the incident, including that of the suspect. » The statement said no MPs were ‘was injured during the confrontation
The sheriff’s office added that Oregon State Police were actively investigating the incident, with the deputies involved being « placed on administrative leave while the shooting was investigated, as indicated in the protocol »
Oregon State Police Captain Timothy R Fox said in an email to the New York Times that more specific details about the incident would be made public on Tuesday
It comes as protests against police brutality have taken place about 45 miles north in Portland for more than one hundred days in a row Protesters continue to clash with police as they call for justice over the recent police murders of black individuals including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor
Portland-based CBS affiliate KOIN reported that more than 20 people were arrested Monday evening after police said protesters were illegally gathering outside the police union headquarters
Oregon Governor Kate BrownKate Brown Thousands expected to fly to Portland for Proud Boys rally Four states report record number of new COVID-19 cases California blaze becomes largest in l State History PLUS (D) declared a state of emergency on Friday ahead of a far-right weekend rally, with police crackdowns to prevent violence from erupting during the demonstration and among the counter-demonstrators
Brown announced in a series of tweets on Sunday that state and local police officials would investigate allegations that police beat and pushed journalists during Saturday’s protests after videos supposedly capturing the incidents circulated on social networks
« Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are two of my core values I take the use of physical force seriously by law enforcement officials, both members of the public or the media, ”Brown said in one of the tweets.
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