- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

LACEY, Wash. (AP) - A Thurston County SWAT marksman fatally shot a man who held his 3-year-old daughter at knifepoint for hours.

KING-TV reports (https://kng5.tv/1NPqmhU ) that the shooting ended a standoff that started at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home just outside Lacey city limits on the report of a stabbing.

They found a man with multiple stab wounds who said he was attacked by his cousin who was still inside the home. The man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Deputies got the victim’s parents out of the house as the suspect went into a bedroom with his daughter. The sheriff’s office says the man could be seen holding the child as a shield and threatening her with the knife.

Three hours later, the marksman shot the suspect and SWAT rescued the girl.

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