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Violent Assault Suspect Arrested After Standoff in Aloha
May 11, 2018 – The suspect of a violent assault was safety taken into custody after a five hour standoff in Aloha. The 62-year-old victim, a roommate of the suspect, is listed in critical condition.
On May 11, 2018, at 8:47 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an assault at an apartment complex located at 2800 Southwest 185th Avenue in Aloha.
When they arrived, deputies found a 62-year-old male inside the apartment suffering from serious injuries. Deputies evacuated him and Metro West Ambulance transported him to a local hospital.
During the initial investigation, deputies learned that the female suspect was roommates with the victim and that she had barricaded herself inside the residence.
Deputies were able to establish intermittent communication with the suspect from outside the residence, but she stopped responding as the incident progressed.
Members of the inter-agency Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team and Crisis Negotiation Unit responded and unsuccessfully attempted to establish communication with the suspect for approximately five hours.
Shortly after 2:30 p.m., tactical officers made entry into the apartment and safety detained the suspect, 34-year-old Michel Roper of Aloha. She was not injured during the incident.
Ms. Roper was lodged at the Washington County Jail on the charge of assault in the second degree. Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues.
The booking photo from today’s incident will be available at a later time. A previous photo from October 2016 is being provided.
The victim is listed in critical condition and is being treated at a local hospital.