Suspect arrested after pepper spraying Lake Oswego Police officer

A 46-year-old man was arrested Monday morning after allegedly pepper-spraying a police officer, according to a press release from Lake Oswego Police Department (LOPD).

At about 4:30 a.m., a LOPD officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near Carman Dr. and Fieldstone. The officer approached the vehicle, and the driver, identified as Bill Paul Anderson, 46, reportedly reached out the window and pepper-sprayed the officer and drove off.

Bill Paul Anderson, 46, was arrested May 15, 2017 after allegedly pepper-spraying a Lake Oswego Police officer, and fleeing the scene. Photo provided by Lake Oswego Police Department.

After a brief pursuit, Anderson was located, but he then fled on foot. LOPD, with help from West Linn Police and Washington County Sheriff. set up a containment perimeter.

A K-9 unit was brought to the area by Tigard Police and found Anderson hiding inside a shed.

Anderson was arrested without further incident, and was lodged in Clackamas County Jail on warrants, and charges of assaulting a public safety officer, first-degree unlawful use of an electrical stun gun, tear gas or mace, and attempt to elude police.

The LOPD officer was treated at the scene by responding medics, and was not seriously injured.