After an hours long standoff at an Oregon motel, police announced late Tuesday they have captured the 26-year-old ex-con accused of murdering his elderly grandparents.
Michael “Chad” Boysen had been the subject of a manhunt throughout the Pacific Northwest after his grandparents were found dead late Saturday. Thursday morning police moved in on the Westshore Oceanfront Motel in Lincoln City, Ore., after an employee recognized Boysen's face on the news.
Police spent much of the day trying to peacefully lure Boysen out of the room he was holed up in. A police spokesperson tweeted around 7:30 local time that Oregon officials had taken the suspect into custody.
Boysen had barricaded himself in his room as Oregon state police attempted to negotiate with him via a bullhorn. Police then used a water cannon to elicit a response from the suspect, the Associate Press reports.
Boysen had been described as “extremely dangerous” and has a warrant out for his arrest on suspicion of first-degree murder.
He was staying with his grandparents in the Seattle suburb of Renton, Wash., after serving a prison sentence for robbery. The grandparents threw a welcome back party for him the night before they were found dead.
Police said the grandparents were not shot but declined to provide other details about their killings, pending autopsies.