ST HELENS, Ore. (KOIN) — A man is in the hospital after he was shot by St Helens Police when he charged at them at the Best Western Oak Meadows Inn.
Police officers were called to 2700 block of Sykes Road after 2 a.m. Saturday morning for a report of a man despondent and wielding a knife. When they arrived the man confronted and threatened police.
Columbia County deputies arrived to help. While authorities tried to negotiate with the man he walked toward the hotel. Later, he advanced on an officer and was Tased.
But that was ineffective, authorities said, and the man charged the officers. He was then shot.
He was given emergency treatment by the officers and then rushed to Legacy Emanuel Hospital for treatment.
Identities of the suspect and involved officers will be released once appropriate notifications have been made. The Columbia County Major Crimes Team and Oregon State Police detectives are investigating.
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