Portland police use tear gas to end standoff

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Police tossed tear gas canisters into a rural southeast Portland home to end a five-hour standoff and flush a muddy, bloody man who had run into the house and fired at least two shots.

No one was hit by the gunshots.

Five occupants in the house managed to escape Monday. Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson says two suffered minor injuries.

Police grabbed the 28-year-old man who crawled out of the house and took him to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Simpson said officers planned to book him into jail.

The Oregonian reports that (http://is.gd/JUa7Rs ) police believe the saga began when a speeding driver spotted a police car and took off, weaving through traffic until the car crashed and the driver ran into nearby woods. The car was stolen.

A short time later, Simpson says a resident of the house reported a "bloody, beaten-up and muddy" man at the door.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com