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Suspect Who Caused Salem SWAT Standoff Turns Himself In

Gipson will face charges including felony assault and menacing.

Diamond Damien Gipson
20-year-old Sir Diamond Damien Gipson. Photo Courtesy: Marion County Sheriff's Office

(SALEM, Ore. ) - The man who held police and a SWAT team at bay for more than 5 hours this week, and then went on the run, has turned himself into authorities.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says they were called by police in Springfield, Oregon were 20-year-old, Sir Diamond Damien Gipson turned himself in.

Deputies have taken custody of Gipson and they are transporting him to the Marion County Jail.

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Police in Salem are still searching for a man that they considered to be armed and dangerous. A woman and child also involved in the incident are fine.

Marion County Sheriff's Deputies were called Tuesday morning to a domestic disturbance call in the 4700 block of Lancaster Drive NE. After speaking with the victim and her child probable cause was developed to arrest the male suspect.

A SWAT team was brought in to try and get the suspect, 20-year-old, Sir Diamond Damien Gipson, out of the home. After hours of negotiating to get Gipson to come out of the home peacefully, a mobile robot was sent in, and authorities learned that Gipson had fled the residence. Homes in the area were evacuated and streets closed, but even K-9 units were unable to locate the suspects whereabouts

Sir Diamond Damien Gipson is described as a black male, 5'10" tall and 150 lbs. If you see him, do not approach him. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 911.

A Sheriff's spokesman says once police catch-up with Gipson, he will face charges including felony assault and menacing.

Watch the VIDEO from the scene below:

Video by Jerry Freeman



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