Police draw out, arrest man after four-hour standoff

According to police, the man had threatened another person with a hatchet.

Posted: Jan 8, 2019 7:46 AM
Updated: Jan 8, 2019 10:34 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Police broke a window and used pepper spray to draw out a suspect during a four-hour standoff Monday afternoon.

Ryan Alderfer, 29, was arrested and lodged at the Lane County Jail.

Just before 2 p.m. Eugene police responded to a dispute at an apartment in the 600 block of W. 4th Avenue. According to police, Alderfer had previously threatened another person with a hatchet.

Police said Alderfer came out of the apartment but then barricaded himself in a bathroom.

“We learned a little bit afterwards that he had also committed a crime, at which point we got permission to go inside. We did a lot of things to get in contact with him. We called. We talked to him. At one point, he stopped talking to us,” said Jennifer Bills a special operations commander.

With the help of SWAT and a crisis negation team, police took Alderfer into custody just after 8:30 p.m.

He faces charges of menacing and unlawful use of a weapon.

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