Klamath Falls standoff ends without injury

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A Klamath Falls woman engaged in a tense, four-hour standoff with deputies before she was taken to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.

Sheriff Tim Evinger says neighbors were evacuated Friday night after the woman threatened police officers and aimed a loaded handgun at walls and windows.

Family, friends and police negotiators tried to calm the woman before the sheriff’s tactical team used the element of surprise to end the standoff. Evinger says members of the team entered the back of the house and took the woman into custody.

Evinger declined to release the name of the 50-year-old woman, saying it appeared to be a mental health issue.

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Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com