Milwaukie man fired two shots, and roamed his home with a shotgun

A hostage negotiation team successfully took a suicidal man with a shotgun into custody without anyone being injured early Friday morning in the Milwaukie area.

The sheriff's office is not releasing the man's name. The case will be turned over to the district attorney's office for possible prosecution.

The incident started at about 1:50 a.m. when the man fired two shots into the ceiling of his home with a pistol, according to Clackamas County Sheriff's Office officials.

Deputies responded to the home, along on the 12500 block of Southeast 23rd Avenue, and found the man's wife had taken the pistol and left the house to wait for deputies. The man found a shotgun and roamed the home and walked onto the front porch with the gun.

The man's wife said he was intoxicated during the incident. The man was drinking beer while holding the gun on the porch.

Deputies said they briefly spoke with the man on his cell phone, but he was uncooperative. A member of the county's hostage negotiation team convinced the man to come outside the home without a weapon. He was taken into custody at 3:16 a.m. and taken to a local hospital for a psychological evaluation.

The sheriff's office activated the reverse 9-1-1 system in the area to notify nearby residents.

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