Baby rescued from Gresham apartment after standoff

Baby Rescued during Police Standoff

GRESHAM, Ore. -- A standoff that began with a domestic violence call late Wednesday evening ended about 6 a.m. Thursday with the rescue of a baby in a Gresham apartment.

Officers were dispatched to the apartment at Division and Roberts about 11:30.

A woman came out of the apartment and police learned that a baby and a man who possibly high on meth remained inside. It was not clear if the man was armed and tactical police were called to to the scene.

The man did not respond to repeated police requests to come out. A robot was sent into the upstairs apartment, followed by tactical officers who took the man into custody without incident.  The robot has a live camera to allow police to assess a situation first.

"Kind of evaluate things, see who all is in there, see where they’re at, and after that they make up a plan and send in the team," said Gresham Police Officer Ben Costigan.
 
Division Street was closed during the incident, from Main Street to Hood Avenue.

 


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