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10-hour Derry standoff ends with woman's arrest

| Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011

A 10-hour standoff at a home on North Chestnut Street in Derry ended peacefully about 3 a.m. Thursday after police tossed gas canisters into the house.

An unidentified 49-year-old woman was taken into custody without incident, according to police. Inside the home, police found five rifles. The woman was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

Derry police and state police were called to the scene in the 300 block of North Chestnut Street about 5 p.m. when a Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher received a call stating that the woman inside the home was upset and threatening to harm herself, police said.

Police surrounded the home and cordoned off the streets surrounding the neighborhood while they attempted to talk to the woman.

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