Salem man arrested after standoff with SWAT team in Brooks

Marion County

Willamette Valley Christian was placed on lockdown during the standoff

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Salem man wanted on domestic violence charges was arrested Monday following an armed barricade situation that lasted for several hours in Brooks.

Shortly before 8 a.m. on Monday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said police activity was taking place near Pueblo Avenue and Riverton Street. Nearly an hour later, deputies said they were trying to resolve a situation with a man armed with a gun who had barricaded himself inside a home across the street from Willamette Valley Christian High School.

The SWAT team responded to the scene and an hours-long standoff ensued. The surrounding streets were blocked and the school was placed on lockdown.

By 11:15 a.m., the suspect, identified as Jamaal, Flores, 43, surrendered and was taken into custody, ending the lockdown.

Flores was charged with Assault in the Third Degree and Assault in the Fourth Degree for his alleged involvement in an earlier domestic disturbance. Flores also had outstanding warrants for Aggravated Theft in the First Degree, Theft in the Third Degree, Unauthorized Departure, and Giving False Information to Police. 

“Additional charges related to today’s events have not yet been determined,” MCSO said in a release Monday. “Mr. Flores will be lodged at the Marion County Jail.”

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