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Standoff ends safely

December 13, 2013

A Marietta man is facing up to 11 years in prison on an attempted aggravated murder charge after firing multiple shots at police during a standoff at his Spring Street home Thursday morning....

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Dec-14-13 3:11 PM

For those of you that checked "disagree" with my previous statement, I find it ironic that one guy actually barricades himself in his house and actively shoots at officer, yet is allowed to live. Another man is shot full of holes, sitting in his living room chair while watching TV, because Captain Rambo picked up on a lie created against the man's adult son, who was residing with him.

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Dec-13-13 7:23 PM

howcanthisbe - Well, at least we no longer have the "shoot first, ask questions later" you-know-who leading the charge, like we did on October 15, 1998.

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Dec-13-13 3:24 PM

Minks said the current armored vehicle stalled several times.Sounds like he does NOT maintain his current equipment.Also they could have used the AR-15 that he "lost".

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Dec-13-13 12:40 PM

I too am thankful that no one was injured or worse. I would ask of the residents of Marietta to pray, if they can find it in their hearts, for Bruce and his family. This is not an attempt to make an excuse, but you have no idea what someone has been through or is currently dealing with to cause behavior such as this. To truly understand, we must, as the old adage says, "Walk a mile in another's shoes." I would add that in order to truly empathize is to "walk a mile in another man's shoes without trying them on first to see if they fit." Please. above all, pray.

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Dec-13-13 9:18 AM

Thanks to those brave officers who do this sort of thing day in and day out without thanks. The freezing weather made this an even more difficult situation. Did anyone else notice Sheriff Mincks used this as an opportunity to try to justify his purchase of two new armored vehicles? Let it go and thank god none of your officers were hurt. This is what matters, not what the public thinks of your decisions.

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Dec-13-13 9:04 AM

100% agree - it's amazing no one was hurt, either by intent or stray firings

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Dec-13-13 8:52 AM

This situation could have turned very bad, very quickly. Wouldn't be the first time for a "suicide by cop". Thanks to the officers involved the situation was safely resolved. I hope this man gets the help he needs.

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