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Suspect identified in Corvallis active-shooter scare

Adrian Nickerson, 22, of Albany is facing multiple charges, including menacing and unlawful discharge of a weapon.

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 8:55 AM
Updated: Jul 18, 2019 3:47 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The suspect in Thursday morning's active shooter scare was identified as Adrian Nickerson, 22, of Albany.

Police say Nickerson is a "temporary employee" who was inside the Foster Farms processing building. They say he fired one round from a handgun while he was inside a women's restroom.

One woman was in the bathroom at the time, but nobody was injured.

Capt. Nick Hurley with the Corvallis Police Department said Nickerson was involved in a traffic accident immediately before the incident. After the accident, Hurley said Nickerson ran off and into the building.

Nickerson was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, menacing and criminal mischief.

All lockdowns and lockouts in the area have been canceled.

The Oregon State Police SWAT team was called in to handle a barricaded subject situation, but police said the suspect left the building and surrendered before SWAT entered. The man was taken to the police department to be interviewed. Authorities went in to search the building to make sure it is secured.

An employee at the nearby Baja Fresh, Alex Contreras, told KEZI 9 News that he heard one gunshot.

"I was like scared. I just ran inside. I just got here, you know. I thought I was in a war zone for a little while," Contreras said.

Stay with KEZI 9 News for updates.

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