Oregon State police say a driver shot and killed himself in his vehicle following a standoff with police on Highway 20 near Bend.
State police say the Deschutes County sheriff’s office received a call Saturday night that a man described as armed and suicidal was driving on Highway 20 in the Santiam Pass area.
State police spotted the driver, who sped away before being stopped just after 9 p.m.
Police say the man failed to follow any orders. Several agencies responded, including a Bend Police Department negotiator and state police SWAT personnel. Authorities closed the highway in both directions during the standoff.
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About an hour after the man was stopped, officers were able to check on his vehicle. They found him dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.