Woman with realistic-looking pistol confronts police officer

Woman with realistic-looking pistol confronts police officer

[Ed. – Attempted suicide?]

Corvallis (Ore.) police on Friday identified the officer who confronted a woman holding a realistic-looking toy revolver.

Officer Derrick Samuels did not shoot, even though the woman challenged him to.

On Tuesday evening, police say 21-year old Sarah Rodgers of Corvallis approached officer Samuels who was sitting in his patrol car outside the Corvallis Police department.

Investigators say Rodgers was holding a silver colored toy revolver at her waist.

Officer Samuels took cover and ordered her to the ground. She refused and challenged the officer to shoot, say police.

Samuels called for backup. When additional officers arrived and approached, Rodgers dropped the fake gun and was taken into custody.

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