The Hillsboro Argus
January 16, 2010
[efoods]Shoppers in Cornelius had to take cover for a few minutes as police looked for a man believed to be carrying a rifle Monday morning.
At about 11 a.m., a passerby called police to report a man holding what appeared to be a rifle near the corner of 17th Avenue and Adair Street in Cornelius. Officers from the Cornelius and Forest Grove police departments, and the Washington County Sheriffâ€™s Office, all responded within minutes.
When police arrived, they found a white male wearing a white sweatshirt and carrying a long black object off his hip, with his hand positioned in such a way that it appeared to be a rifle.
The subject, identified as a man in his 40s, was in the Grande Foods parking lot, and ran into the store once he saw officers.