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Eugene Police closed roads after report of armed dispute; call was a fake

Police responded to a report of an armed dispute Tuesday afternoon along River Road. Eugene Police have asked motorists to avoid River Road near Rosewood Avenue. (SBG)

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EUGENE, Ore. - Police responded to a report of an armed dispute Tuesday afternoon along River Road, closing roads while officers worked to take a subject into custody.

Police later determined that the caller had fabricated the report.

Eugene Police asked motorists to avoid River Road near Rosewood Avenue.

"There are multiple units on scene," Eugene Police said in a statement at 4:27 p.m. "Travelers are urged to avoid the area of River Road at Rosewood as it is blocked."

Officers started responding to the area at 3:31 p.m.

They are looking for someone involved in a dispute which may have involved a firearm, a spokesperson said.

At 4:42 p.m., police reported that a subject was in custody and the roads had reopened.

Then police announced that the original call had been made up - and that the caller would likely face charges.


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