SWAT team fires pepper spray into car to end 4-hour standoff with wanted man
ROSEBURG, Ore. - A SWAT team fired pepper spray projectiles into a car to end a standoff with a wanted suspect Thursday.
Troopers took Russell Scott, 60, of Roseburg into custody after attempting to talk him out of his car for nearly 4 hours, Oregon State Police said.
The situation started around 8:45 a.m.
A state trooper spotted a car speeding on Interstate 5 south of Roseburg, doing 89 in a 65 mph zone.
The car pulled over in a business parking lot near M Street and Old Highway 99 South in the Green District.
"The trooper realized that Scott had multiple warrants for his arrest and he knew that Scott was recently in a standoff with Sutherlin Police Department," state police said in a report.
The trooper asked Scott to get out of the car.
Scott refused, police said.
Additional units arrived on scene from state police, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Winston Police.
They shut down the road and began trying to convince Scott to exit the car and surrender.
"Due to previous threats towards law enforcement, the OSP Special Weapons and Tactical Team (SWAT) was dispatched to the incident," state police said. "Once on scene, negations failed and SWAT introduced OC (pepper spray) projectiles into the vehicle. Scott finally complied and was taken into custody without further incident."
Law enforcement booked Scott into the Douglas County Jail on warrants charging him with Failure to Appear (Burglary I, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful use of a Weapon and Criminal Mischief), Failure to Appear for Contempt of Court, and Failure to Appear for a Failure to Appear.
The highway and nearby businesses were closed for 4 hours during the standoff.