UPDATE: Police Say 'Armed and Despondent' Man in Custody

The situation is 'contained' at this time, according to the Medford Police Department.

Posted: Sep. 19, 2018 10:36 AM
Updated: Sep. 19, 2018 11:30 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. —

UPDATE: The man in question has been taken into custody without incident, according to MPD. They say that it is now safe to enter the area.

NewsWatch 12 has a reporter at the scene, and we will update this article with more details as they emerge.

(Updated 9/19/18 11:26 a.m.)


INITIAL REPORT: Police are on the scene of a man who is "possibly armed and despondent" in the first block of N Oakdale Avenue, according to the Medford Police Department (MPD).

MPD asks that people avoid the area and do not post pictures of the officer's locations until the situation is resolved.

"The incident is contained," MPD said in a Facebook post.

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