Ontario standoff

Members of Ontario Police Department, Ontario Fire Department and Ontario State Police are on scene at a property in Ontario near May Roberts Elementary School, which is on lockdown.

ONTARIO — Police closed off multiple blocks in Ontario near Beck-Kiwanis Park on Thursday morning as multiple agencies were on scene attempting to arrest a man who barricaded himself inside a house in the 600 block of Northwest Sixth Street.

Ontario Police Department, with help from Oregon State Police and the Malheur County Sheriff’s Department, were on scene to attest Dylan Lane McCrorey, 23, of Ontario.

McCrorey surrendered to authorities without further incident later in the morning, a representative of Ontario Police Department said.

McCrorey will be arraigned on Friday at 1 p.m. on charges of disorderly conduct in the first degree and assault in the fourth degree (both class A misdemeanors), Malheur County District Attorney Dave Goldthorpe said.

According to Javier Marquez of Ontario State Police, the house in question was a duplex, and the occupants of the adjacent unit had been evacuated.

Directly across the street from the property is May Roberts Elementary School, which was in “lockout” procedure, according to Ontario School District Public Relations and Communications Coordinator Taryn Smith.

Smith said the lockout procedure at the school means the school is fully secured, but classes are running as usual inside of the building. The lockout at the school was lifted shortly after the subject surrendered.

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