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Salem Police SWAT Team Arrests Man During Standoff

Nobody was injured in the incident and the suspect faces a number of serious charges.

Salem, Oregon police car

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem Police arrested a 19-year old Salem man Friday afternoon after he allegedly threatened family members with a gun, fired a gunshot and then held police at bay for several hours.

Salem Police Lt. Dave Okada, says they received a call at 12:02 PM on Friday, November 28th, from a resident in the 2500 block of Walker Road NE stating that their neighbor was at their door requesting that they call 911.

"The complainant reported seeing a man outside with a rifle, then hearing a gunshot," Okada said. "As officers arrived on the scene they found that the suspect had retreated into his residence and was refusing to come out."

Okada says officers surrounded the residence and attempted to contact the suspect and convince him to come out but he refused to do so.

"He communicated sporadically with officers for a number of hours, but continually refused to exit his residence." Okada says the Salem Police Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.) Team was activated and responded to assist in the situation.

It didn't last long after that, Okada said, "The suspect surrendered once he saw the team deploying."

He says the suspect, 19-year old Jesse A. Nealy, was arrested without further incident and was booked into the Marion County Jail on charges of Menacing, Unlawful Use Of A Weapon, Criminal Mischief, Interfering With A Police Officer and two counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

Nobody was injured, and the incident remains under investigation.

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