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Update #2: Arrest Made Related to Woodburn Bank Bomb Investigation
Marion County Sheriff's Office
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(The following news release is forwarded for Marion County Sheriff's Office)
Marion County Sheriff Russ Isham announced an arrest was made Sunday evening in connection to the killings of two Oregon police officers, critical injury to a police chief, and an injury to a bank employee. Due to the need to protect the integrity of the investigation and the safety of officers continuing to investigate this crime, the Marion County District Attorney's Office has directed the suspect's name, investigative and arrest details withheld at this time.
Sunday evening, December 14, 2008, an interagency investigation led to the arrest of a suspect in the Salem area. The exact arrest location is not being released at this time. The District Attorney's Office expects the investigation will allow the release of the suspect's name, age and charges by late Monday afternoon.
"The arrest was the result of an intensive round-the-clock investigation by an interagency task force comprised of federal, state, county, and city public safety agencies," said Isham. "I'm really proud of those who tirelessly worked to get us to this point and am humbled by the community's support. We know there is still a lot of hard work ahead of us, but this development will help bring relief to the local community and the officer's families."
Coordinated by the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the interagency team included investigators from the following agencies:
* Federal Bureau of Investigation
* Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
* Marion County District Attorney's Office
* Oregon State Police
* Woodburn Police Department
* Mt. Angel Police Department
* Gervais Police Department
* Aurora Police Department
* Salem Police Department
* Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
* Kiezer Police Department
* Oregon City Police Department
* Stayton Police Department
* Portland Police Bureau
* Polk County Sheriff's Office
* Immigration and Customs Enforcement
An audio recording of this information will be sent via FlashBite shortly after this release.
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