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Man arrested after standoff and kidnapping in Wilson Creek

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Man arrested after standoff in Wilson Creek Man arrested after standoff in Wilson Creek
WILSON CREEK, Wash. - A man from Wilson Creek is in the Grant County Jail after deputies say he held his ex-wife hostage during a standoff. 

Grant County Sheriff Deputies say the 79-year-old man had taken his 77-year-old ex-wife out of a medical care facility in Soap Lake against the recommendation of the facility. 

Thursday afternoon around 2:30, deputies say the man barricaded the two of them inside his home at 4th Street and Spokane Street. 

After a four hour standoff, the Moses Lake Regional Tactical Response team forced their way into the home and the man surrendered. Deputies arrested him on kidnapping charges. 

Paramedics took the woman to the hospital for an evaluation, no word yet on her condition.

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