Deputies shoot man during standoff in Clackamas County

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Deputies set up a command post near the home. (KATU Photo)

OREGON CITY, Ore. - The Clackamas County sheriff's office says a SWAT team shot a suicidal man who was armed with a gun early Monday at a home in the southwestern part of the county.  

The sheriff's office says dispatchers were called Sunday night with a report the man was armed and making threats near Meridian Road and Whiskey Hill Road in rural southwestern Clackamas County.

Negotiators and the SWAT team tried to resolve the situation, but the sheriff's office says the man was shot about 2 a.m. "due to his actions."  Other residents had been evacuated and no one else was hurt.

The man was later identified as 46-year-old Paul Jeffery Smith. He was treated and released from Silverton Hospital before being booked at the Clackamas County Jail.

Smith was released on Tuesday after receiving help from Clackamas County Community Health. It is unknown at this point whether any criminal charges will be filed.