UPDATE: Man Taken into Custody After Standoff

Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:42 AM by KOMU Staff
Updated: Sep 14, 2012 6:15 AM

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HOWARD COUNTY - Authorities took a man into custody after a five hour standoff at his home in Howard County early Friday morning.

Jeff Leighton is accused of stabbing his wife, Wendy two times in the left side Thursday evening.

Authorities surrounded Leighton's and probed the house with cameras to confirm he was inside. Once it became evident he was inside, authorities tear gassed the home.

Leighton surrendered after being tear gassed. Officials said Leighton had self-inflicted knife wounds in his abdomen and wrists when taken into custody.

As of 1:30 a.m. Friday, officials told KOMU 8 News Wendy Leighton is in University Hospital in Columbia undergoing surgery.

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