Albany resident Jeremiah Sullivan, 29, was arrested shortly after noon Thursday by Albany police officers and charged with menacing, second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon after allegedly cutting his 61-year-old mother with a knife.

Lt. Alan Lynn said the Police Department was notified of a stabbing at a home in the 3100 block of South Shore about 9:50 a.m.

Lynn said when officers responded, they found a 61-year-old woman who had cuts on a hand and fingers. The woman said she had been in an altercation with her son.

She was transported to Samaritan Albany General Hospital by Albany ambulance, where she received stitches for her wounds.

Lynn said South Shore Elementary was placed under a lockout order while officers searched the area for Sullivan.

A short while later, the Police Department was notified that Sullivan was in the area of the St. Vincent de Paul store. Staff and customers were evacuated from the store, while officers searched it. 

“We put Waverly Elementary under lockout and had the school move the kids off the playground from recess while we searched the store, which is nearby,” Lynn said.

Officers were patrolling the area looking for Sullivan when another caller told the department Sullivan was at the Tri-Valley Food Market at the corner of Santiam and Waverly.

Officers located him at the store, arrested him as he walked out of the store and found what Lynn called a “very large knife” in his possession.

Sullivan was booked and lodged at the Linn County Jail.

Contact Linn County reporter Alex Paul at 541-812-6114.

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