Man with pellet gun arrested after police move in with armored truck

Man with pellet gun arrested after police move in with armored truck
Police approached the home in an armored vehicle

EUGENE, Ore. - Police responding to a report of an armed subject swarmed the 18th and Bertelsen area Wednesday.

Police responded at 12:24 to a report of man who appeared to be loading a rifle while sitting in a chair in his front yard with the weapon pointed at a neighbor's yard.

Dozens of police units and an armored vehicle responded to the S. Bertelesen Road home.

Police detained three people and arrested the man seen with the rifle, which turned out to be a pellet gun.

Alan James Ryan, 26, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, two counts of Reckless Endangering and cited for Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm.

The weapon was found to be a pellet gun, which is defined by City Code as a firearm.

City Code 4.885 read: "Weapons - Discharging Firearms. Except on established ranges, no person other than a peace officer in line of duty shall discharge a gun, including spring or air-actuated pellet gun, air gun or BB gun, or other weapon which propels a projectile by use of gunpowder or other explosive, jet, or rocket propulsion."

Churchill High School and Kennedy Middle School both went in modified lockdown during the incident, securing the outside doors. Classes continued as normal inside the buildings during the modified lockdown, according to the Eugene 4J School District.