Police standoff ends when S. Ind. man falls asleep

Police standoff ends when S. Ind. man falls asleep

Police standoff ends when S. Ind. man falls asleep

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 3:31 AM

LINTON, Ind. (AP) -- State police say a southern Indiana man wanted after allegedly being involved in a knife fight held police at bay for hours with his three children in his home before being taken into custody after falling asleep.

State police Sgt. Curt Durnil says 38-year-old Ian Long of Linton, 85 miles southwest of Indianapolis, was captured shortly after 1 p.m. The standoff began shortly before 3:30 a.m. Friday.

Police say Long let a 10-year-old son out of the house about 6 a.m. to take police a two-way radio, and allowed his 12- and 14-year-old children to leave the house around 11 a.m. Durnil said police heard shots fired inside the house about 7 a.m. while negotiations were going on.

Durnil says Long was being held on a warrant for intimidation.

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