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SALEM A man police have described as a violent serial stalker has terrorized at least nine Oregon women, including his former boss in Salem, and must be stopped, investigators said.

Nicholas Donald Librande, 35, was arrested after running his ex-boss off the road and threatening her with a gun Saturday night.

The woman, who asked not to have her identity revealed for safety reasons, spoke to KGWMonday. She said Librande has been stalking her with nasty emails and texts since he was fired. Then, last weekend, she feared for her life.

I was scared from the beginning, she said. It's too bad it had to come to this point, but I'm almost glad at the same time because you know he's getting his name out there and maybe other people can come forward and maybe he'll actually be put in jail and stopped.

Librande, 35, pulled a gun on the woman and held her against her will before he was for some reason frightened off.

Court records show that nine different women have filed restraining orders against Librande over the past 11 years in Multnomah, Marion, Polk, Linn, and Washington counties.

We re very concerned that his behavior does seem to be escalating and we are very fearful if he gets out of jail that he s going to continue this type of behavior, said Sgt. Bob Ray of the Washington County Sheriff s Office. Someone s going to get really hurt.

Librande was arrested near his Salem home Sunday morning. He faces a long list of charges, including first-degree attempted kidnapping, unlawful use of a firearm, menacing, and stalking in connection with his arrest Sunday.

Anyone who has been victimized by Librande was asked to call police.

I just hope that other girls that he's victimized, which I'm sure there are, will come forward, the victim told KGW.

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