Domestic Incident, SWAT Standoff in Happy Valley Ends With Arrest

A domestic dispute in unincorporated Clackamas County that led to a SWAT standoff ended in the arrest of a 44-year-old man on Sunday, officials said.

Mac Khai Ngoc Pham, of Happy Valley, was booked in Clackamas County Jail without bail and charged with interference with making a report, felon in possession of a firearm and harassment.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded just after 4 p.m. February 5 to the 8800 block of Southeast Highgate Drive in the Mount Scott area of Happy Valley after receiving a report of a domestic incident involving a deadly weapon.

According to authorities, Pham was attempting to force his way into the house following a domestic dispute. Pham allegedly was able to get into the home through a back entrance, but occupants managed to escape just as deputies arrived at the scene.

Authorities say Pham remained in the house armed with a 9 mm handgun as other units established containment around the scene. SWAT responded to the scene around 7:30 p.m., along with members of the Crisis Negotiation Team.

Pham surrendered nearly an hour later and was taken into custody. Detectives obtained a search warrant from a judge and recovered a firearm on the premises, the sheriff’s office reports.

Anyone with further information on this incident or possible criminal activity by Pham is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form. Reference case no. 23-002691.

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