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Clark County deputies subdue man with less-lethal round in Orchards

Man had threatened to shoot people after traffic crash, deputies said

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor
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Clark County sheriff’s deputies used less-lethal rounds to subdue a man who they say was threatening to shoot people Wednesday night in Orchards.

Shortly before 9:30 p.m., deputies were in the parking lot shared by Shari’s and Fred Meyer at 11717 N.E. 76th St. for a minor traffic collision when a man, later identified as Steven Kullberg, 68, of Battle Ground, approached.

Kullberg said he had a gun and was going to start shooting the deputies and two people involved in the crash. Deputies said he made multiple threats to kill and injure people at the scene, according to sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Chris Skidmore.

Deputies said Kullberg began moving around the parking lot and ended up in front of the nearby Baskin-Robbins. They asked the employees there to lock the door and evacuate the area, Skidmore said in an email.

Kullberg continued to make threats and movements like he was reaching for a gun, deputies said, so they fired two 40mm less-lethal rounds. Kullberg then complied and was taken into custody without further incident, Skidmore said. No firearm was found.

Kullberg was evaluated at a hospital, Skidmore said, and then booked into the Clark County Jail. The jail roster shows he is facing allegations of first-degree assault and harassment.

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