LINCOLN COUNTY, OREGON, Ore. — The Tillamook County Sheriff's Office has identified a man shot and killed by officers during a chase and standoff on Highway 101 near Pacific City Thursday evening.
The sheriff's office said 44-year-old Alfred Calvin Moss of Lincoln County died.
The incident started with a chase in Lincoln County. The sheriff's office said the man in the passenger seat of a Gold Chrysler 300, later identified as Moss, told police he had an explosive device in the vehicle and threatened to detonate it. The sheriff's office also said he was assaulting the female driver.
Deputies used spike strips to stop the vehicle. The sheriff's office said Moss stayed in the vehicle and would not let the woman get out. An Oregon State Police (OSP) SWAT team and a negotiator with the Lane County Sheriff's Office responded.
After a two-hour standoff, the sheriff's office said shots were fired as authorities rescued the woman. Moss was pronounced dead at the scene.
A KGW viewer shared a video showing authorities pulling the woman out of the vehicle.
The sheriff's office said the OSP bomb squad removed a suspected explosive device from the vehicle.
Casey Felton, a videographer for the Newport News-Times Newspaper, took video appearing to show the standoff on Highway 101.
"I don't think I've seen so many officers, police cars in the middle of the road," said Felton. "I've seen helicopters and other things. There were just so many people out there armed."
Four OSP troopers who were involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, according to the sheriff's office. Their names have not been released.
Sky8 captured footage Friday morning showing a large police presence on Highway 101 and the suspect vehicle before it was towed away. A stretch of the highway about three miles north of Neskowin was closed as authorities investigated, but it has reopened.