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Kids Safe After Christmas Day Standoff

December 25, 2012, 8:00 PM by Stephanie Gregory

Kids Safe After Christmas Day Standoff
VERMILLION, SD -

Two children are safe after being held against their will in a Christmas Day standoff in Vermillion.

Authorities said the standoff ended around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, after finding the suspect dead in a home on South Crawford Road. Authorities say the man shot himself.

It started around 1:00 a.m. when police say his wife called authorities after a domestic dispute. The armed man held his two children against their will in the home. He let his children go around 4:30 a.m.

"I don't believe that he intended to hurt his children, but we can't go in with that assumption. Whenever someone takes a firearm and barricades themselves we have to assume the worst until we can prove otherwise." Vermillion Police Chief Matthew Betzen said.

Neighbors say this is a safe family friendly neighborhood.

"I noticed a whole bunch of cop cars on the road, it was kind of strange. It's a quite neighborhood," neighbor Alexander Card said.

Neighbors say even after an event like this, they are not afraid for their safety.

"I'm pretty sure this seems like an isolated kind of thing to me. Safe neighborhood, edge of town, I don't think it's too much for us to be concerned about right now," Card said.

Law enforcement from the area flocked to help Vermillion Police with Tuesday’s standoff. Even volunteer fire fighters were at the scene helping out.

A full investigation into what happened is still underway. The suspects name has not yet been released.

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