Double slaying suspect airlifted with self-inflicted cuts


PORTLAND, Ore. - A slaying suspect who was the subject of a four-day manhunt that ended with an all-day standoff at an Oregon motel was airlifted 90 miles to a hospital in Portland with self-inflicted cuts.

 Michael “Chadd” Boysen is accused of killing his grandparents at their Renton home last week.

Police in Lincoln City, Ore. received a tip Tuesday morning from a clerk at the WestShore OceanFront Suites that Boysen checked into the motel, even using his own name.

Police responded, evacuated the guests and surrounded the building.

“(Get) as much stuff as you can, and we're evacuating the hotel, and they told my friend why, that there was a wanted person in the room next to us, just get out as fast as you can without making a scene,” said motel guest Desmond Jordan.

After an all-day standoff in which Boysen refused to surrender, tactical teams broke down his motel room door.

After 7 p.m. Tuesday, Boysen was seen shuffling out at gunpoint and bleeding from deep-self-inflicted wounds. He was loaded into an ambulance and then airlifted to a Portland hospital in critical condition.

Overnight, Boysen’s condition was upgraded to serious.

Neighbors in the Fairwood neighborhood, where Boysen’s grandparents, Robert and Norma Taylor, were found slain in their home Saturday, said they were relieved that Boysen was in custody.

“I was glad it came to an end this fast and didn’t go on for days or weeks,” said neighbor Bob Wadsworth.

Boysen has an extensive criminal history and has spent about a fourth of his life in prison.

It was only after police said Boysen killed his grandparents that detectives learned he'd threatened to kill his family, law enforcement and corrections officers.

“Everybody is safer because we know where he is – not just his relatives, not just law enforcement – everyone is safer,” said King County Sheriff John Urquhart.