Standoff ends when police find ‘weapon’ is a phone



ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A Roseburg, Ore., police officer was engaged in a brief standoff with a man who pointed an object at him and threatened to shoot.

The object in question turned out to be a cell phone.

The Roseburg News-Review reports Roseburg officer Anthony Powers confronted 47-year-old David Schattenkerk in a park Tuesday night after three women told police Schattenkerk was harassing them.

When Powers arrived, Schattenkerk hid behind a tree and threatened to shoot. He then threw the cell phone at the officer, police said, and yelled obscenities.

Schattenkerk was arrested and charged with menacing and disorderly conduct.


Information from: The News-Review,