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Suspect Who Caused Salem SWAT Standoff Turns Himself InKevin Hays Salem-News.com
Gipson will face charges including felony assault and menacing.
(SALEM, Ore. ) - The man who held police and a SWAT team at bay for more than 5 hours this week, and then went on the run, has turned himself into authorities.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office says they were called by police in Springfield, Oregon were 20-year-old, Sir Diamond Damien Gipson turned himself in.
Deputies have taken custody of Gipson and they are transporting him to the Marion County Jail.
First Story Update:
Police in Salem are still searching for a man that they considered to be armed and dangerous. A woman and child also involved in the incident are fine.
Marion County Sheriff's Deputies were called Tuesday morning to a domestic disturbance call in the 4700 block of Lancaster Drive NE. After speaking with the victim and her child probable cause was developed to arrest the male suspect.
A SWAT team was brought in to try and get the suspect, 20-year-old, Sir Diamond Damien Gipson, out of the home. After hours of negotiating to get Gipson to come out of the home peacefully, a mobile robot was sent in, and authorities learned that Gipson had fled the residence. Homes in the area were evacuated and streets closed, but even K-9 units were unable to locate the suspects whereabouts
Sir Diamond Damien Gipson is described as a black male, 5'10" tall and 150 lbs. If you see him, do not approach him. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 911.
A Sheriff's spokesman says once police catch-up with Gipson, he will face charges including felony assault and menacing.
Watch the VIDEO from the scene below:
Video by Jerry Freeman
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