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Authorities coax potentially dangerous subject out of mental care center Friday.

JASON CHANEY/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Law enforcement officers respond to a threat on East First and Southeast Court on Friday.Local and state authorities blocked roads and used loud speakers to try to coax a potentially dangerous subject out of a private mental care center on East First Street Friday morning.

According to a news release from Prineville Police Department, personnel from the city agency and from Crook County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police responded to the facility in the area of East First Street and Southeast Court Street following multiple calls to 911 where deadly threats were made against law enforcement.

The area was secured, and a 58-year-old male patient was taken into protective custody without incident. He was later transported to Lutheran Family Services for a mental health evaluation.

Although threat of the use of weapons were made, the subject never had access to such weapons. Several nearby residences and businesses were locked down or evacuated during the incident. No suspects are outstanding at this time.


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