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Wichita standoff at gas station ends peacefully

Published on -4/25/2012, 8:22 AM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A Wichita police dog helped end a three-hour standoff that began when a man threatened to blow up a Shell gas station.

Police say the man entered the station about 10 p.m. Tuesday and told the employee he had explosives in his backpack. The employee was able to push the station's silent alarm before he was released about a half-hour later.

Wichita Police Capt. Jeff Easter said the suspect told police he had C-4 and was going to blow everybody up. About 15 homes around the station were evacuated.

KFDI reports (http://bit.ly/JzHVDt)0 after the man stopped responding, a police dog was released into the station. The dog backed the man into a corner, and he was taken into custody.

Police say the suspect's backpack did not contain any explosives.

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