US News: Oregon torture suspect dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound after hours-long standoff, police say

The man accused of torturing a woman he held captive in southern Oregon last week is dead after an hours-long standoff, police confirmed Wednesday.

Benjamin Obadiah Foster died from a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police announced a press conference Wednesday.

The woman Foster allegedly held captive remained in criticial condition, police said Tuesday night.

On Tuesday, police surrounded the home where they believed Foster, 36, was holed up, a law enforcement source told CBS Radio.

oster was sought by police for attempted murder, kidnapping and assault after, they said, the woman was found unconscious, bound and near death in Grants Pass last Tuesday.

Police had Foster pinned down Tuesday night underneath the home where the woman was found, the source told CBS Radio. Police were firing bullets and tear gas into the house and asking him to come out using a bullhorn, CBS Radio reported. Foster was believed to be armed, a law enforcement source told CBS Radio.

A large police presence was seen gathered outside the home Tuesday night. Video from KTVL showed police surrounding the area and occasionally moving toward the house.

Earlier Tuesday, Grants Pass police shared a photo of what they said was Foster walking a dog “in the Grants Pass area.”

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