Police Standoff Ends Without Injury After Nearly Seven Hours

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Tue, September 25 2012 at 6:54 PM, Updated: Tue, September 25 2012 at 7:22 PM

The call came in around 9 a.m. A man had barricaded himself inside the Little House, a vacation rental home in Ashland. Talking with the owner of the home, the door may have been left open or unlocked. Police were called after the man lone inside apparently phoned his mother in Maine, concerned for his welfare she called police in Ashlland. Along with a negotiator with Jackson County Mental Health and the Medford Swat Team officers surrounded the home and called the man they named Robert Long, to come out.

After nearly seven hours, Swat moved in. The man was taken to Rogue Regional Medford Medical Center for evaluation. Police say the man has an extensive criminal history and charges for entering the home will be filed. It's unclear why he entered the house and why he wouldn't come out. The investigation continues tonight.

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