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Standoff with law enforcement in Corvallis continues into Wednesday

Corvallis Barricade Update
Posted at 3:40 AM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 11:00:51-04

CORVALLIS — A standoff in Corvallis that started Monday afternoon is continuing with a 35-year-old man still barricaded inside a home.

Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton says a K9 was used, along with what was described as "less lethal force options," but the stalemate continues.

In a news release early Wednesday morning, the sheriff says that no shots have been fired and a number of residents are still evacuated from the neighborhood for their safety and to allow movement of resources.

Sheriff Holton said that additional resources are being assessed for Wednesday to peacefully end the stand-off, although he didn't give specific details.

He added that negotiations are continuing with the suspect, who is alone and has several firearms.

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office assisted Tuesday, bringing in additional communication equipment and negotiators.

Sheriff Holton previously said there appeared to be a "significant mental health component" to the situation.

There is a warrant for the man’s arrest for violating conditions of release on a previous charge.

Sheriff Holton thanked the residents of the neighborhood that have been extremely patient and understanding through this situation.