Man in custody after hours-long standoff in Sheridan

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SHERIDAN, Ore. (KOIN) — A man is in custody after an hours-long standoff Monday afternoon in Sheridan, where streets were blocked and nearby homes evacuated.

A standoff in Sheridan blocked roads and evacuated nearby homes, May 20, 2019 (KOIN)

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office said 47-year-old Kenneth Lee Sundrud was brandishing a knife and threatening his family, including his handicapped father.

When deputies and McMinnville police officers arrived, Sundrud refused to drop the weapon and was hit with a “less than lethal” projectile while the residents were being evacuated.

He eventually cooperated after Oregon State Police SWAT broke into the house. He was taken to the hospital before charges were filed.

Streets around the NW Evans Street home were blocked off during the incident, which started around 5 a.m. Monday. 

A May 20, 2019 booking photo of 47-year-old Kenneth Lee Sundrud. (Yamhill County Sheriff's Office) 

A neighbor in the area told KOIN 6 News he saw police in the area around 5:30 a.m. and heard flash bangs throughout the morning. 

KOIN 6 News reporter Emily Burris contributed to this report.

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