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Durham Man Charged in Connection with Standoff

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DURHAM — A Durham man is charged with kidnapping andassault after taking several people, including children, hostage andkeeping police at bay for hours.

The standoff ended early Tuesday morning when Derrick Harpersurrendered to police. Police say Harper threatened to kill one hostageevery hour unless he was allowed to see his girlfriend.

No one was hurt during the ordeal.

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