Grants Pass police make arrest during Thursday morning search

Update: After Grants Pass police released their initial press releases, they stated, “Schools were NOT placed on “’Lock Out’ as previously reported. School administrators were notified, but the incident was resolved before the need for ‘Lock Out.’”

Original story: GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police are releasing more information about an incident that temporarily shut down a Grants Pass neighborhood.

At about 7:00 Thursday morning, Grants Pass police served a search warrant on Northwest Blossom Drive in Grants Pass. In the interest of safety, nearby schools were placed on “lock out” status and traffic was routed around the area.

The Grants Pass Police Department said 53-year-old Matthew Montgomery was arrested during the search and the neighborhood returned to normal shortly afterward.

Montgomery was lodged in the Josephine County Jail for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

No further information was provided by investigators.

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