Corvallis Police: 'One male is currently in custody' after shots fired at Foster Farms

Corvallis police say they have a man in custody at the scene of an "active threat" at Foster Farms on Northwest 9th Street in Corvallis on Thursday, July 18, 2019. (SBG)

CORVALLIS, Ore. - A man is in custody after surrendering to police outside the Foster Farms processing plant in Corvallis.

911 callers at 8:11 a.m. reported a man displayed a handgun and shots were fired inside the building, Captain Nick Hurley with the Corvallis Police Department said.

How many shots is not yet known.

Hurley said employees evacuated the building.

In a statement, Foster Farms said "all employees were promptly evacuated without injury."

Oregon State Police SWAT team and bomb technicians responded to the scene.

A man exited the building and surrendered to police. He was taken into custody and transported to the police station for questioning.

Police conducted a sweep of the building.


Foster Farms issued a statement shortly before 11 a.m.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. PDT, Foster Farms became aware of a potential active shooter at its Corvallis, Oregon, facility.
Foster Farms prepares for emergencies of this nature, and all employees were promptly evacuated without injury.
Authorities were immediately alerted, contained the site and apprehended an individual.
The safety of our employees is our highest priority and Foster Farms will provide counseling and support services to its Corvallis employees.
We are thankful this incident was concluded without harm to our employees or the greater community.
We greatly appreciate local law enforcement’s professionalism in quickly resolving the situation.

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UPDATE: One man in custody.


UPDATE:

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Police responded to "an active threat" at Foster Farms on Thursday morning.

"The situation is contained and no risk to the public but is still an active scene," police said on Twitter. "We ask the public to please stay away from the area."

Initial report

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The Linn-Benton Community College Benton Center in Corvallis is on lock-out Thursday morning due to law enforcement activity happening in the area, the college reported on social media around 8:50 a.m.

"Please do not go to the Benton Center at this time, and stay clear of the vicinity surrounding the Center," the post states. "Students and staff at the Benton Center are remaining inside until an all clear is confirmed. Thank you and stay tuned. We will post an all clear as soon as we know."

Students and Staff at the Benton Center are remaining inside until the area is clear and safe.

Businesses in the area are seeing armored trucks, and fire trucks and an ambulance waiting nearby.

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