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3 officers hurt in Arkansas standoff released from hospital

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

HACKETT, Ark. (AP) - Three police officers who were wounded during a standoff with a man in western Arkansas have been released from the hospital.
    
The standoff started late Monday in Hackett, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock. According to the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office, the three deputies were hit by buckshot pellets and are now on paid medical leave.
    
Sebastian County Chief Deputy Hobe Runion says the standoff ended early Tuesday when the suspect was fatally shot after he stepped out of a pickup truck holding a shotgun. His name has not yet been released but authorities say he is a 48-year-old man.
    
According to the sheriff's office, the standoff began when an off-duty officer heard what he believed to be shots fired at a home in his neighborhood.

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