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Police Standoff at Tinker AFB Ends: Three Dead (UPDATED)

February 26, 2008

UPDATE, from

An airman reportedly killed his two children and then himself after arguing with his ex-wife Feb. 25 at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.


None of the victims or the airman have been identified, pending notification of family members.

The Oklahoman quotes Oklahoma County John Whetsel:

A member of the military and his ex-spouse had an altercation. The ex-spouse left the residence. She had heard gunshots upon her departure from the residence…[The mother, who has been informed of the deaths] is not responding well, as you might expect.

FoxNews is reporting live from Tinker Air Force Base on Shepard Smith’s show, that a police standoff has ended. In what is allegedly a domestic disturbance gone horrifically wrong, a man and his two children are dead, with a woman in the hospital for observation:

A male member of the military and ex-spouse had an altercation, officials said.

She heard two gunshots when she left, officials said at a news conference.

Officials said the names of the victims were withheld pending notification next of kin.