Gunman captured after Forest Grove standoff

Gunman captured after Forest Grove standoff

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 10 at 2:15 PM

FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- A standoff with an armed gunman that led police to shut down parts of Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove, Wednesday evening ended early Thursday morning.

Around 5:00 p.m., Forest Grove police responded to a call of shots fired and a gunman inside K & S Wholesale, Inc., in the 3700 block of Pacific Avenue. The Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team (SWAT) was called in to take command. They closed Pacific Ave. from Yew Street to Highway 47 for more than six hours.

Police made several attempts to get the gunman to surrender.

"There has been some contact," said Forest Grove police Capt. Mike Herb. "Officers have not been getting cooperation from (the gunman)."

Police evacuated several homes and businesses in the area. A multi-agency tactical team and K-9 unit joined the effort to end the standoff peacefully.

"I heard (police) say, 'Drop the gun and come out,'" said Jim Warren, who works in the area.

"(The gunman) is surrounded and he knows that," said Herb during the standoff. "We're hoping for a peaceful resolution."

Gregory Glanville, 56, a transient, was taken into custody, police reported just after 1 a.m. Details of the surrender were not available.

Glanville was being held on accusations of attempted murder, first-degree robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, and unlawful use of a weapon. He also had an outstanding warrant out of Deschutes County.

There were no reports of injuries.

The Line 57 bus was unable to serve stops west of 10th Avenue in Cornelius and in Forest Grove because of police activity, TriMet spokeswoman Roberta Altstadt said.

 

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