Two in custody after four hour stand-off in West Medford

Medford, Ore. — Two people are in police custody, following a four standoff in west Medford. Police say it all began after a man was stabbed in the Albertson’s parking lot. This case began around 1:20 Monday afternoon, when a man flagged down a Medford police officer, saying that he had been stabbed in the leg.

Authorities say the victim knew his attackers, and a short time later, police surrounded their residence on the 900 block of Murray avenue, blocking off the road. However, authorities say no one came outside of the house when officers identified themselves as police, so they called out the swat team. A couple hours later, police say they got a search warrant, and entered the house.

“Both resisted the officers attempts to arrest them inside the residence, and the officers ultimately had to tase them, so they’re being checked out by medical personnel,” Lt. Mike Budreau said.

A 43 year old woman and 48 year old man were taken into custody. Both suspects are not being named at this point, because the investigation is still ongoing. Police say they could both potentially face assault charges.

The situation unfolded about a block away from Washington elementary, however police say the school was never put on lock-down. Police said the victim sought his own medical attention.

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