Oregon motel surrounded: Police surrounded a motel in Oregon on Tuesday and are attempting to negotiate with a man who allegedly killed his grandparents.
A man suspected of killing his grandparents is believed to be holed up in a motel in Oregon, which was later surrounded by police on Tuesday afternoon.
Police were negotiating a surrender with the man, 26-year-old Michael “Chadd” Boysen, who allegedly killed his grandparents in Renton, Wash. after they gave him a party when he was released from prison, reported Reuters. He also allegedly stole car of his grandparents, whose bodies were found on Saturday—a day after he got out.
“We have information that Boysen may be in a motel room in Lincoln City, Oregon,” King County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Cindi West told the news agency. The SWAT team, she added, was currently at the motel.
Police have set off flash grenades at the Westshore Ocreanfront Suites, where Boysen is believed to be holed up, to get him to surrender, reported the Seattle Times. Ken Landers, who owns the motel, said he told police he recognized Boysen’s name when it was broadcast on television on Tuesday morning.
The Lincoln News Guard reported that police also brought in a State Police robot. Police with guns and rifles drawn could be seen around the motel, which was earlier evacuated and cordoned off.
Police said Boysen may have been planning to target people with authority, according to Reuters.
But Lincoln City Police Chief Keith Kilian told Reuters: “He’s not wanting to come out. In fact, he’d like us to go away.”
Kilian also told CBS News that when officers shouted into the room, the man inside replied, “Go away!”
A voice on a police loudspeaker could also be heard saying: ”There’s a lot of people who want to see you come out OK,” reported Seattle-based KOMO television.
“We need to do everything we can to get this man off the street as soon as possible,” King County Sheriff John Urquhart stated on Monday. “His threats against authority figures make him very dangerous and unpredictable.”
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