MEDFORD, Ore. —
UPDATE: At 4:45 p.m., police say that they took a man named Timothy Hunt into custody at his home in the 2900-block of Nome Ct., finding two rifles in the residence.
After SWAT teams arrived on the scene this afternoon, authorities were communicating with Hunt through a loudspeaker as he alternated opening the front and back doors of his home to talk to them.
After several hours of this, SWAT members breached a side door to the house and arrested Hunt without any serious incidents. Officers recovered the two rifles and found spent shell casings, but they are unsure if Hunt had fired at anyone in particular or simply fired a gun into the air.
MPD says that Hunt is known to them and most likely has a history of mental illness. Jackson County Mental Health has been called to help police now that Hunt is in custody.
(Updated 8/24/18 at 5:30 p.m.)
UPDATE: Police have confirmed that they have made contact with the man suspected of firing gunshots inside his residence near Delta Waters and Nome Ct.
Further details remain murky at this time, and likely will not be released until the situation has been resolved.
(Updated 8/24/18 at 3:27 p.m.)
UPDATE: A subject fired off several shots with a gun near Nome Court and Delta Waters before disappearing, according to Lt. Ivens with MPD. Police believe that the man could have retreated back inside his house after that, but Ivens did not indicate that they had been able to contact him.
The subject is believed to have "multiple firearms," according to Ivens.
A SWAT team is inbound to the scene. In the meantime, police are directing traffic away from the area and telling neighbors to stay inside their homes.
(Updated 8/24/18 at 2:07 p.m.)
NITIAL REPORT: Officers from the Medford Police Department (MPD) are on the scene of an incident just off Delta Waters Road. They have blocked off nearby streets until the situation is resolved.
MPD says that they are at Nome Court for a "disturbance where a firearm was discharged." They are asking motorists to avoid Delta Waters Road until the situation has been resolved.
This is a developing story and NewsWatch 12 has a reporter on the scene. This article will be updated with more details as they emerge.