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Santa Monica hostage-standoff suspect shot, killed self - police

Law enforcement officers are shown near the scene of a hostage situation in the 2900 block of Delaware Avenue in Santa Monica.
February 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A hostage situation and standoff in Santa Monica came to a deadly end after police say the suspect turned the gun on himself.

The situation all came to an end at about 4 a.m. Wednesday in the 2900 block of Delaware Avenue. Police told Eyewitness News the suspect shot and killed himself.

Officers responded to the home around 5 p.m. Tuesday when a 15-year-old escaped and called 911. The suspect let his 86-year-old mother-in-law go just before 10 p.m. unharmed.

There were reports that a fight between the man and his estranged wife sparked the standoff.


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