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Man with ax yields heavy police presence in south Eugene

A man was taken into custody on a non-criminal hold after police found him with an ax in south Eugene.

Posted: Dec 5, 2017 12:19 PM
Updated: Dec 5, 2017 4:48 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A man was transported to the hospital after police found him walking around south Eugene with an ax.

Police were called out to the 100 block of east 25th Avenue after reports of an armed man.

Officers found the suspect holding an ax near First Place Family Shelter.

He was taken into custody on a non-criminal hold and was taken to the hospital.

South Eugene High School and Roosevelt Middle School were temporarily placed on a lockout. UO police also sent an alert, warning students to avoid the area.

Traffic in the area was rerouted.

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