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City official says 'ordeal over' in standoff with gunman at pharmacy

An Alliance police officer peeks around the corner while holding a drawn weapon Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in Alliance, Neb. Authorities say an officer has been shot and a man is holding police at bay inside a store in the Nebraska Panhandle city of Alliance. The officer was shot in an arm and was taken to Box Butte General Hospital. No other shots have been reported, but the downtown business district has been blocked off. (AP Photo/Alliance Times-Herald, Mark Dykes)

OMAHA, Neb. - An Alliance, Neb., official says "the ordeal is over" in a daylong standoff with a gunman who was holed up in a pharmacy.

City Manager J.D. Cox told The Associated Press early Wednesday that the standoff had ended but said he did not know the fate of the gunman.

Nebraska State Patrol Lt. Lance Rogers said the gunman is blamed for shooting and wounding two city police officers and a state patrol officer. None of their injuries is life-threatening.

The man held a hostage for hours Tuesday in a western Nebraska drugstore. The hostage managed to escape but was wounded while getting away, police said.

Rogers also said police found a body Tuesday in a nearby home but declined to say whether it is related to the standoff.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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