Woman and three children, aged nine months to 11, found dead in Oklahoma ‘triple-murder-suicide’ – sparks hours-long standoff with cops after another woman taken hostage
Four people, including children, are dead in a small Oklahoma town after an hours-long standoff with police in what is being reported as a triple-murder-suicide.
The incident happened Friday in Verdigris, a town of just 5,000 people about 20 miles east of Tulsa.
According to the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department, police received a call about a woman being held hostage in a garage near Cypress Street and Dogwood Court around 4 p.m. local time.
They were able to make contact with the woman, who said she was being held by the hostage-taker’s three children as well as another woman with a handgun.
Verdigris Police Chief Jack Shackleford said police officers were able to rescue the woman before calling for reinforcements.
A triple-murderer killed four people in a small Oklahoma town after an hours-long standoff with police.
The incident happened Friday in the town of Verdigris, a town of just 5,000 people about 20 miles east of Tulsa.
Four people were found dead Thursday evening, according to the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department
Shackleford noted that they had visited the woman’s home several times in the past for domestic incidents and mental health calls.
Authorities finally entered the woman’s home around 7:30 p.m., where they found her and her three children dead.
State police and local Cherokee Nation SWAT teams supported local police in their efforts.
The woman and her children have not yet been identified, but the children are between nine months and 11 years old.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation, which 2News Oklahoma reports is a triple-homicide after a standoff that lasted more than two hours.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for comment.