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Authorities respond to active shooter situation in Oregon town

An "active shooter situation" forced evacuations in the northern Oregon town of Hood River Thursday afternoon, the authorities said. A little after 12:30 p.m. local time, the Hood River Police Department reported that the incident was occurring an area near a Dairy Queen.

"We are evacuating residents from the area," police wrote on Facebook. "Please stay away at this time."

Children at a nearby school were also evacuated, police said. 

The Hood River County School District reported that several area schools were placed on lockdown while local law enforcement were searching for a person in the area.

No further details were immediately provided.

Hood River is located about 60 miles east of Portland, on the Oregon-Washington border.

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