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Man accused of shooting officer, taking hostage at Gladstone Subway faces judge

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Jeffrey Giddings appearing via video in court Wednesday. (Source: KPTV) Jeffrey Giddings appearing via video in court Wednesday. (Source: KPTV)
Shooting and hostage scene Monday night in Gladstone. (Source: KPTV) Shooting and hostage scene Monday night in Gladstone. (Source: KPTV)
Police in Gladstone on Monday night. (Source: KPTV) Police in Gladstone on Monday night. (Source: KPTV)
GLADSTONE, OR (KPTV) -

A man accused of shooting a police officer and taking a woman hostage inside a Subway sandwich shop in Gladstone faced a judge for the first time Wednesday.

Jeffrey Carl Giddings, 45, was released from the hospital Tuesday and booked into the Clackamas County Jail.

Police said he shot Sgt. Lee Jundt of the Gladstone Police Department on Monday night, hitting the officer in his bulletproof vest.

According to court documents, Giddings also shot at a second officer during the altercation.

Friends and family of the woman taken hostage at Subway said she has worked at the restaurant for five years. They said she asked to use the bathroom, but Giddings wouldn't let her go in alone and lock the door, so he held the door partway open and that's when officers fired, injuring Giddings.

Giddings has an extensive criminal history including convictions in Klamath County from 1995-2016 on charges of burglary, identity theft, unlawful possession of heroin, delivery and manufacturing a controlled substance and felon in possession of a firearm.

Giddings is facing a long list of new charges including attempted aggravated murder, kidnapping, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of heroin.

His bail was set at $1 million Wednesday. Giddings is due back in court next week.

The officer who was shot has been a police officer for more than 20 years. Jundt also spent five years as the Gladstone School District's first school resource officer in the late 1990s.

School Superintendent Bob Stewart said Jundt volunteered for the job and was a perfect fit, describing him as someone students trusted and always treated them with dignity and respect.

A number of students have contacted the district since Monday to offer support for Jundt.

"It doesn't surprise me that he was in the middle of this situation because that's who Lee is. He was here to protect. Our hearts went out to him and his family when we heard the news and we're so glad he's OK, physically he's OK," Stewart said.

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