Two University of Oregon students held hostage for hours in dorm room by armed man

A 37-year-old armed man was taken into custody Thursday morning on the University of Oregon campus after he allegedly held two students hostage in Hamilton Hall and set off a fire alarm in the UO Knight Law Center.

The man was taken into custody without incident after the hostages were able to text his location in the dorm to police. He was armed with a loaded 9 mm pistol and had extra ammunition, UO Police Chief Matt Carmichael said.

He was arrested and charged with menacing, burglary, criminal trespass, kidnapping and carrying a concealed firearm. He is being held in Lane County Jail.

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