E. Ore. man arrested after 3-hour standoff
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) -- Police in northeast Oregon arrested a suspect in a domestic violence case who was armed with a handgun and barricaded himself inside a trailer for three hours.
The East Oregonian (http://bit.ly/LbHc7v ) reports that 29-year-old Francisco Garcia Torres walked out peaceably and surrendered Monday night.
Police said his estranged girlfriend reported he'd assaulted and threatened her in Hermiston.
When officers went to his home in Umatilla, it took three hours of negotiations over the telephone to get him to come out.
Hermiston police Lt. Travis Eynon says Torres "was having a rough day, and it took him a while to decide what to do and how to do it."