An armed man who caused a short lockdown at St. Charles Redmond this afternoon was hit by a Redmond Police patrol car responding to the incident.
Redmond Police arrived at the area of Canal Boulevard near the hospital at 12:51 p.m., following multiple 911 reports of a man with a handgun waving it at passing motorists, according to a news release from Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.
Officers made contact with the man, who was still armed. Sometime after that, a Redmond Police car struck the man. Sgt. Nathan Garibay could not say whether the patrol car struck the man intentionally. The suspect was seriously injured and taken to St. Charles Redmond, according to the release. He was then taken by air ambulance to St. Charles Bend. No one else was injured.
The sheriff’s office’s Tri-County Major Incident Team is investigating the incident.
Lisa Goodman, a spokeswoman with the hospital, said the facility was on lockdown for about 15 minutes beginning about 1 p.m. Goodman declined to further comment on the situation, calling it “a law enforcement issue.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office, which is leading the investigation, through non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.