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August 7, 2013
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BREAKING NEWS: Man allegedly confronts deputies with gun, forced out of home by gas

A Roseburg man who confronted Douglas County sheriff’s deputies with a handgun when they knocked on his door around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday is in custody tonight after a standoff, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies were attempting to forcibly evict Henry John Kuester, 64. Kuester was armed with a handgun and refused deputies’ commands when they showed up to his house in the 2200 block of Southeast Booth Avenue to serve the eviction, deputies said.

Deputies took up defensive positions and called for the Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team, officials said.

Negotiators talked with the suspect for over an hour but he was unwilling to surrender, deputies said.

The tactical team forced Kuester outside by putting gas into the home around 4:10 p.m., officials said.

He was also wanted on a contempt of court warrant.

He was arrested and taken to the Douglas County Jail on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and resisting arrest.

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