You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Awoke early Saturday morning to gunshots going off in a nearby neighborhood. Turns out, the man (husband and father of 6) decided to start shooting up his neighbor’s cars and houses for reasons yet to be discovered. After he’d done some significant damage (no victims, however), he went to the local police station and attempted to set several patrol cars on fire. Officers responded, he fled and took police on a chase, and wound up in downtown Salem (state capitol and sister city) where he drove his truck up the courthouse steps and smashed it through the glass front doors. From there, he barricaded himself inside the courthouse where he set several more fires, held police in a standoff for a few hours and was finally shot and apprehended in the basement.

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