Armed standoff stretches into early morning hours in Saginaw

A standoff stretched into the early morning hours Friday as the Lane County Sheriff's Office worked to disarm a man with a gun. Investigators said he barricaded himself inside an apartment in Saginaw.

Posted: Sep 7, 2018 3:19 AM
Updated: Sep 7, 2018 10:38 AM

UPDATE: The suspect accused of an hours-long armed standoff overnight in Saginaw has been identified as Robert Goldberg, 58, according to the Lane County Sheriff's Office.

Goldberg is charged with menacing, unlawful use of a weapon, and resisting arrest. 


SAGINAW, Ore. -- A man came outside a residence with a gun and pointed it at someone Thursday evening, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators said the incident happened around 9 p.m. on I Street close to Highway 99.

The gunman retreated back inside the residence, officials told KEZI 9 News. Neighbors called 911, and deputies rushed to the scene. 

Law enforcement officials on scene said the man barricaded himself inside the residence. They said they didn't believe anyone else was inside.

The standoff was still ongoing at 3 a.m.

KEZI 9 News reporter Jessica Babb was on scene gathering information. At approximately 3:15 a.m., she reported hearing officials saying over a loud speaker, "Leave your apartment slowly with your hands up in the air."

The standoff ended around 4:30 a.m. with a suspect being taken into custody.

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