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Armed Elderly Woman Surrenders After Standoff With Police

An elderly woman living in the New York suburb of Middleton barricaded herself inside her home with a .22 rifle, insisting that she would shoot anyone who tried to enter. After a nearly two hour standoff with police, SWAT officers convinced the woman to lay down her weapon and come out peacefully.

Officials have not yet said why the woman began the standoff, but there has been speculation that she was mentally unstable after a change in her medication. So far no criminal charges have been filed against her.

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