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Police respond to report of armed person in Oregon city

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 18:40:55-04

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — 2:07 p.m.

Police say they arrested a 22-year-old man who opened fire with a handgun in a corndog manufacturing plant in Corvallis, Oregon, before surrendering to police.

There were no injuries. Corvallis Police Capt. Nick Hurley told reporters that the suspect, Adrian Nickerson, was a temporary employee at the plant. Authorities say he fired a single shot Thursday morning in a woman’s restroom within the Foster Farms processing plant.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

Nearby businesses were placed on lockdown for nearly four hours and authorities advised people to avoid the area.

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10:51 a.m.

Authorities say a man opened fire with a handgun at a Foster Farms plant in Corvallis, Oregon, before surrendering to police.

Corvallis Police Capt. Nick Hurley said nobody was injured. Police were called shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday.

Nearby businesses were placed on lockdown and authorities advised people to avoid the area.

Corvallis is city of about 54,000 people located approximately 80 miles south of Portland, Oregon.

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10:10 a.m.

Authorities say one person is custody after reports of an armed suspect at a Foster Farms plant in Corvallis, Oregon.

In a Tweet Corvallis Police said the “investigation is continuing and the scene is still active” following the apprehension Thursday morning of the male suspect.

There was no immediate word about any injuries.

Nearby businesses were placed on lockdown and authorities advised people to avoid the area.

Corvallis is city of about 54,000 people located approximately 80 miles south of Portland, Oregon.

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9:43 am.

Police are responding to reports of a possible armed person at a Foster Farms plant in Corvallis, Oregon.

In a Tweet the Corvallis Police said officers were at the scene Thursday morning of “an active threat at Foster Farms” and that the situation was contained and there was no risk to the public.

Nearby businesses were placed on lockdown and authorities advised people to avoid the area.

Corvallis is city of about 54,000 people located approximately 80 miles south of Portland, Oregon.