- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Several male youths who locked themselves inside a unit at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility had to be hospitalized after police used tear gas to get them out.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://stjr.nl/1G7BwWV) that a group of minors and an 18-year-old barricaded themselves in a room at the Woodburn facility Monday.

Oregon State Police, SWAT members, along with Woodburn and Hubbard police departments, responded to negotiate with the group.

A police spokesman says the group had gotten into an area where prescription drugs were housed.

Police dispersed tear gas after hours of failed negotiations.

One minor was taken to a Portland hospital for a drug overdose. Five others were taken to Salem Hospital where they were treated and released. The adult is now facing charges in Marion County jail.


Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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