Man arrested after 8-hour standoff at Forest Grove business

Man arrested after 8-hour standoff at Forest Grove business
Gregory Glanville

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Police arrested a man after an armed robbery and 8-hour standoff at a car dealership in Forest Grove Wednesday night.

Gregory Glanville, 56, was taken into custody just after 1 a.m. Thursday after police fired tear gas into the building.

Forest Grove police said a witness called police after seeing a man with a gun walk into K & S Auto Sales on Pacific Avenue at around 5 p.m.

According to Capt. Mike Herb, Glanville tried to rob the business and got into a "volatile physical struggle" with the business owner. Glanville fired several shots at the business owner during the struggle, but the bullets narrowly missed him, Herb said.

The business owner, a woman and a small child escaped the business as more police officers arrived and surrounded the building. The business owner suffered minor injuries during the fight with Glanville, Herb said. The woman and child were not hurt.

The Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team tried to negotiate Glanville's surrender for several hours, Herb said. Glanville, who was still armed, made threats to kill police officers and others during the standoff. Herb said there were no hostages inside the building.

Officers used tear gas to try to force Glanville out of the building after hours of negotiation attempts failed. Glanville was eventually taken into custody early Thursday morning.

Glanville faces charges of attempted murder, robbery, felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. He also had an outstanding warrant from Deschutes County. Police took Glanville to the Washington County Jail.

Police say Glanville is a transient who was recently living in the area.