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Wyoming man arrested after hours-long stand-off with deputies in Rhododendron

Deputies found the suspect off Road 27. He had armed himself with a spear, axe and knives before being taken into custody.

RHODODENDRON, Ore. — A Wyoming man was arrested after a more than 8-hour standoff with deputies near Rhododendron.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said they were called out at 9:45 a.m. to a burglary near Road 27 off Highway 26.

A deputy spotted the suspect, who was armed with a spear, officials said. The man threatened the deputy and then ran into an unoccupied cabin.

The sheriff’s office said the suspect additionally armed himself with an ax and knives. He barricaded himself inside the cabin and broke windows. This is when SWAT and a Crisis Negotiation team were called in. After several hours, they were able to take the man into custody, officials said.

Nathan Alexander Surface, 38, of Sheridan, Wyoming was taken to the hospital to treat some injuries before being booked on three counts of Burglary, two counts of Criminal Mischief.

For much of the day Sunday, traffic was moving slow on Highway 26 through Rhododendron because of the heavy police presence. 

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