Brothers arrested, paintball gun seized following standoff

Police arrest a man following a standoff at a Beaverton, Ore., home on Thursday, July 11, 2013. (KOIN 6 News)
Police arrest a man following a standoff at a Beaverton, Ore., home on Thursday, July 11, 2013. (KOIN 6 News)

BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) – Two brothers were taken into custody after reportedly barricading themselves inside a Beaverton apartment for several hours early Thursday morning after police say one of them threatened his roommate with a paintball gun.

A paintball gun that police say a man pointed at his roommate during an altercation Thursday, July 11, 2013, at a Beaverton apartment. The suspect, 27-year-old Scott Norman Adams, and his brother were arrested in the incident. (Beaverton Police Department)
A paintball gun that police say a man pointed at his roommate during an altercation in Beaverton. (Beaverton Police Department)

The standoff took place at an apartment at 4495 SW 96th Ave. According to Beaverton police, a man called 911 to report that his roommate, identified as 27-year-old Scott Norman Adams, had threatened him with an AR-15 rifle and a knife.

Officers responded and spoke to Adams’ girlfriend, who said she was in the apartment when the altercation occurred. However, her account of the incident contradicted that of the alleged victim.

At about 2:25 a.m., officers established phone contact with Adams. A Portland police Special Emergency Response Team was also called the scene.

Police maintained phone contact with Adams until about 5 a.m., when he came out of the apartment and was taken into custody peacefully. His brother, 32-year-old Charles Michael Adams, was also discovered in the apartment and was arrested after Beaverton police determined that he was involved in the incident as well. Beaverton police did not disclose what prompted the altercation.

Investigators determined that the gun in question was actually a paintball gun. They also seized a knife from the apartment.

Both brothers were charged with menacing and harassment. Scott Adams was further charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

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