Multiple people have died following a "hostage situation" in Oregon, police say.
Officers were called to a home in Salem in the west of the state at around 12.30pm on Monday to reports of hostages being taken.
Once deputies arrived a negotiator made a call to the suspect inside, according to the The Marion County Sheriff's Office
Police said shots were fired as the incident unfolded and multiple people - including the suspect - died.
No deputies were hurt and there is no reason to believe there is any danger to the community, the sheriff's office said.
The sheriff's office declined to provide information regarding how many people were killed, who killed them, or what led up to the deaths, The Statesman Journal reported.
The sheriff's office said Oregon State Police are at the scene and leading an investigation.