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Roanoke standoff ends after 10 hours

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. — A standoff in Roanoke County is now over.

Police peacefully arrested a man who was holed up inside a home with weapons for about 10 hours.

It all started yesterday afternoon around 1:00 p.m. when someone called 9-1-1 and said they’d been held hostage and released from a home on Orlando Avenue.

Police tried to negotiate with the man they identify as Bill Long, Junior for several hours.

When negotiations failed, they forced their way in last night at around 10:00 p.m.

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