Seaside standoff ends well after 64 hours

Standoff began Wednesday afternoon

A Seaside police car as seen on the Seaside PD website, January 12, 2017
A Seaside police car as seen on the Seaside PD website, January 12, 2017

SEASIDE, Ore. (KOIN) – A 64-hour standoff between Seaside police and an armed man inside a house ended peacefully Saturday morning when the man surrendered.

City spokesman Jon Rahl says officers went to the home on Whispering Pines Drive Wednesday afternoon after getting a report of a shooter inside.

Rahl says the man and his mother were inside when police arrived, but the woman escaped without injury.

Shots were fired during the late afternoon and early evening hours. The gunfire was contained to the house, and none of it was directed at police or neighbors.

The man remained inside the house. Around 8 a.m. Saturday, he called police and said he was scared and wanted to come out of the house.

“We’re extremely pleased with the outcome of this event,” Police Chief Dave Ham said in a statement. “A peaceful surrender and discussion with the individual has been the goal of this situation since it began on Wednesday afternoon. The use of de-escalation techniques may extend the length of an incident but they are always intended to reduce confrontations with people in crisis. Fortunately, for all parties involved, this ended in the best way possible — peacefully and without incident.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.