PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — People in Gaston, OR were asked to shelter in place early Tuesday morning after police said a possibly armed suspect fled a car and was believed to be hiding in the area.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said they were looking for Zachery Phillips, 27, who was involved in a pursuit where shots were fired.
Phillips fled the vehicle and, according to authorities, attempted to carjack another car unsuccessfully.
A shelter-in-place was ordered for Gaston while Washington County Tactical Negotiation Team members searched the area, it was later lifted.
The Sheriff’s Office shared around 7:40 a.m. that Phillips had been found and was taken into custody.
Gaston schools had a two-hour delayed start due to the police activity.