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Published: Sunday, 6/22/2008

Sandusky police defuse standoff, free hostage

SANDUSKY An unidentified man was taken into custody late last night after he was believed to have taken a hostage and barricaded the two of them inside a Sandusky house, authorities said.

The incident, reported about 9:15 p.m., was in the 600 block of East Washington Street.

It lasted more than two hours and was handled by the city police department s special operation unit, which could not be reached for comment.

A police sergeant who answered the phone about 11:35 p.m. said the standoff had just ended but declined to provide any details.

The suspect was transported to the Erie County jail.

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