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Police Shoot, Kill Armed Man at Oregon School

Counterterrorism & Security

7Dnews London

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 12:09 GMT

Oregon police officers have shot and killed an armed man at a middle school in Eugene, Oregon. Early reports indicate the man was in the middle of a custody dispute when the incident occurred.

The man was being escorted from Cascade Middle School on Friday January 11th by police officers when he started struggling and produced a firearm. No one else was injured in the shooting.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Jennifer Bills initially said the shooting was inside the school, but footage from later in the day showed a covered body lying just outside the entrance to the school. As a result of the shooting, students were locked inside their classrooms and the school was placed on lock-down for nearly four hours. 

By the afternoon, police officers began escorting children from the school to a nearby church, where parents had gathered.

According to AP, local police have not yet revealed the name of the victim. 


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