An all day standoff with Chad Boysen of Renton, WA ended with his arrest and a trip to North Lincoln Hospital for treatment of what authorities described as very deep self-inflicted wounds. It’s believed Boysen cut himself as he was repeatedly challenged by Oregon State Police SWAT units, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies and Lincoln City Police officers. There were about ten loud explosions, over a period of 10 hours, around Boysen’s room at the Westshore Motel, at 32nd and Anchor Street. They were believed to be a combination of water cannon devices as well as flash-bang grenades – common fare for SWAT teams.
As daylight began to fade, officers decided to step up their assault on Boysen and soon rushed his room to find him inside quite bloody. He was hauled downstairs to an awaiting ambulance which took him to North Lincoln Hospital for treatment of his wounds. Again, his wounds were determined to be self-inflicted. He was later transported to a trauma center in Portland where he was listed in critical condition, but it expected to survive his wounds.
Boysen is expected to be released to King County authorities in Seattle where he will be formally charged with the murder of his grandparents. Authorities report that Boysen had just been released from prison after serving time for robbery. Authorities say his grandparents, who lived in Renton, WA, threw a “Welcome Home” party for him. But something happened because he ended up killing them both. Police say he fled south into Oregon, and wound up in Lincoln City where he registered for a room at the Westshore Motel at SW 32nd and Anchor Street. An alert clerk recognized Boysen from a mug shot she saw of him on a TV news program that described the murders in Renton. She called 9-1-1 and alerted authorities who quickly surrounded the motel and Boysen’s room.
All day long they had sporadic verbal exchanges with him, but nothing that seemed to lead to any chance of him surrendering peacefully. Then, early Tuesday evening they fired off one last flash-bang and then went into Boysen’s apartment. There they took him into custody.