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SWAT team assists Beaverton police after brief standoff on Saturday

On Saturday night, local police took into custody a suspect they initially suspected in Friday's homicide in Tigard.Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: BEAVERTON POLICE - Scott Vestesen

Saturday's incident began when a Beaverton Police officer conducted a traffic stop on Southwest Scholls Ferry Road and the male driver of the vehicle — thought to be the suspect in Tigard’s homicide — ran from the vehicle and barricaded himself in the 7200 block of Scholls Ferry Road.

The subject, later identified as 38-year-old Scott Vestesen, threatened to commit suicide so TNT (SWAT) officers were called in to assist. After Vetesen exited the storage room on the patio of an apartment where he'd barricaded himself, TNT officers shot him with a 40mm beanbag round and Beaverton Police took him into custody. The occupant of the apartment was not home at the time of the incident.

Once Vestesen was in custody, police determined that he was not the suspect wanted in the Tigard homicide; police later determined that he was wanted on a felony warrant, and will be lodged at the Washington County Jail once he is released from an area hospital where he was being held for observation.

The vehicle Vestesen was driving when he was stopped was a un-reported stolen vehicle out of Battle Ground, Wash.


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