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67-Year-Old Man Tased After Standoff With Deputies

PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Deputies tased a 67-year-old man after a three hour standoff near Newport, WA. According to deputies the situation started after the suspect Lee Hall of Newport reportedly assaulted his landlord at a residence in the 4000 block of Spring Valley Road.

The landlord called 911 and when deputies arrived they found Hall standing outside with an axe handle and a piece of rebar. Deputies ordered Hall to drop the weapons but he fled inside a fifth-wheel trailer instead. Authorities say Hall made calls to 911 to have deputies back off because he was afraid he would have a heart attack.

After several hours deputies attempted to enter the trailer through a back door. Hall charged at the deputies and he was tased. Hall was transported to a hospital in Newport for evaluation. He faces several charges.

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