Sunday, August 10, 2014
"MOUNT ANGEL, OR — An hours-long standoff ended in tragedy in the town of Mount Angel Saturday morning, when a man took his own life, as well as the life of his ex-girlfriend’s mother.
"Daniel Cuanas was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday morning, after an armed standoff involving his ex-girlfriend, Elizabeth Schwartz, and her mother, Kathleen Schwartz.
"Elizabeth Schwartz escaped with her 15-month-old son, and notified police, who responded to the home at 775 St. Mary’s circle at 2:30 a.m. Her mother, Kathleen Schwartz, was still inside the home at that time.
"During the standoff, Cuanas, armed with firearms, threatened to take his own life, and yelled for police to shoot him.
"Several agencies, including the Woodburn Police Department’s Tactical Services Unit, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Silverton Police and the Mount Angel Police were involved.
"After numerous attempts to diffuse the situation and safely get Kathleen Schwartz out, officers heard what sounded like a gunshot. Via phone, Cuanas told officers he had accidentally discharged his gun. At roughly 3:00 a.m., Cuanas posted the words `Sorry world` to his Facebook account."