Suspect in custody after Active Shooter incident in Chiloquin

Chiloquin, Ore — Residents of Chiloquin were told to ‘shelter in place’ Thursday afternoon following reports of an active shooter in downtown Chiloquin.

According to Klamath County Sheriff Chris Kaber, reports came in around 2 p.m. from a woman that a man walked into her house with a rifle.

Later that same afternoon, police received a report that a vehicle window had just been shot out by a man matching a description from the earlier incident.

Police say within minutes, more calls were received of a man walking through Chiloquin and shooting at vehicles and buildings, pointing a rifle at people.

Chiloquin area schools were placed under lockdown and an emergency alert was sent out to the Chiloquin area east of Highway 97 asking people to shelter in place.

Sheriff’s Office deputies found the man exiting the Community Center.  The man dropped the rifle, ran into brush by the Williamson River, and swam across to a residential area.

Police arrested 40-year-old Brian Adam Mason of Chiloquin after tracking him through the Williamson River to a nearby residence where police were able to follow his wet footprints.

Mason is charged with 2 counts of Attempted Murder, 4 counts of Menacing, Unlawful use of a firearm, Felon in possession of a firearm, Burglary I, Theft I, Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Conduct.

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