SWAT respond to Washington Co. home after man points gun at deputies; suspect in custody

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - A SWAT team responded to a home in the Garden Home area after a man experiencing a mental health crisis pointed a gun at deputies, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies initially responded to the call of a suspicious person at a home near Southwest Oleson Road and Southwest Washington Drive.

Once at the scene, deputies learned that man was having a mental health crisis.

The sheriff's office said the man pointed a gun at deputies and SWAT was called in to assist. It was not known if the gun was real or a realistic-looking replica. 

Everyone else was safely evacuated from the home.

By 1 p.m., the suspect came out of the home and was taken into custody. Deputies said the scene was then secure and roads in the area were expected to reopen. 

The suspect's name was not immediately released. 

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