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KBI: Man kills self after kidnapping, standoff in Glen Elder


October 27, 2021

GLEN ELDER, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in a kidnapping died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a long standoff during the weekend, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday.

On Saturday, a 78-year-old man reported to Mitchell County sheriff's deputies that he had been kidnapped at gunpoint and held for about 26 hours by an acquaintance, John Roudybush, 59, of rural Glen Elder, the KBI said.

When KBI officers tried to serve a search warrant at Roudybush's home on Sunday night, he refused to come out of the house and a standoff ensued.

After hours of negotiations, a shot was heard...

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