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DM standoff ends with arrest

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -  Des Moines police say a 45-year-old man is in custody after a four-hour standoff at his home.  No one was injured Sunday.  James Taylor of Des Moines was charged with domestic assault. It was immediately unclear if he had an attorney.  Police were called early Sunday to the home for a domestic dispute. When police arrived, the house was dark and smelled of gasoline.  Police say Taylor had doused his home in gasoline and told officers he was armed. Authorities say Taylor's wife and daughter escaped the home.  Taylor surrendered to police after about four hours and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Online Anchor/ReporterBob Waters

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