10 detained after deputies use pepper rounds, flash-bang

10 detained after deputies use pepper rounds, flash-bang

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Deputies used pepper rounds and flash-bang explosives to detain ten people inside a Glenwood-area apartment Sunday morning after getting reports of firearms-related crimes in the area, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

Sheriff's officials said 9-1-1 operators got a call at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday of a fight in the 4500 block of Franklin Blvd. 

Investigating deputies found that there had been an attempted assault involving firearms, Lane County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Denham said.

The sheriff's office tried to make contact with the suspects inside of an apartment pointed out by witnesses.

After deputies and responding state police troopers tried to contact the suspects, the sheriff's office deployed armored military surplus vehicles to the area. Deputies reported firing several pepper rounds into the home in the hopes of having the suspects surrender.

Officials said ten people were taken from the house and detained.

One of those detained was arrested on outstanding warrants and lodged in the Lane County Jail. Deputy Denham said the Sheriff's office cited the other subjects inside the residence for alcohol-related offenses.

They are still looking into the initial attempted assault complaint. Investigators are also handling possible unlawful use of a firearm, menacing and assault IV charges related to the incident.