Cheyenne Standoff Ends After 5 Hours

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Officials say a man involved in a five
hour standoff with police was armed with a high-powered rifle
fitted with a scope.
Cheyenne police arrested 38-year-old Vencil L. Ash III early Friday on suspicion of domestic violence. Officials say he also had an arrest warrant out of Colorado, though details were not immediately available.
Police evacuated the neighborhood around the house and
negotiators talked to Ash before using tear gas. Police say Ash confronted police Thursday night after reports that he had
assaulted and threatened his live-in girlfriend with a firearm.

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