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Police Shoot Suspect at High Desert Museum

BEND,OR  --  Oregon State Police were involved in an officer involved shooting at the High Desert Museum, Tuesday afternoon. At around 3:30 p.m., law enforcement responded to the museum south of Bend on the report of a disturbance, possibly involving a weapon.


Museum employees tell KBND News a man came into the museum and threatened an employee with a knife. Police shot the suspect before he was able to harm anyone; he was pronounced dead at the scene. 


Law Enforcement from Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties are investigating the incident. The museum is closed, and the public is at no further danger.


KBND News will have more information as it becomes available.


WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE:  A multi-agency crime team is investigating, led by Bend Police, in cooperation with the Deschutes County District attorney and Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook County Sheriffs. They say an OSP trooper was first on the scene and confronted the armed subject. During the encounter, he shot the suspect, who was later pronounced dead. The officer was not hurt. 


The names of those involved in the incident have not been released. The museum will remain closed Wednesday.

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