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Man in Custody after Standoff in Bella Vista

BELLA VISTA, AR-- According to the Benton County Sheriff's Office, the stand-off started around noon at a house on Roxburgh Drive.
This is the house at 6 Roxburgh Drive in Bella Vista (Google Earth)
This is the house at 6 Roxburgh Drive in Bella Vista (Google Earth)
Deputies say Murphy barricaded himself into this home.
Deputies say Murphy barricaded himself into this home.
BELLA VISTA, AR-- Deputies confirm a man is in custody after barricading himself in a house in Bella Vista on Thursday.

According to the Benton County Sheriff's Office, the stand-off started around noon at a house on Roxburgh Drive.  Deputy Keisha Guyll said Brian Patrick Murphy, 60, was going through a divorce and when civil deputies showed up to take pictures of the house, he did not cooperate.

SWAT team members and criminal negotiators were called in because they said they once heard Murphy "racking shotgun shells inside."

Guyll said he posed a threat to himself so SWAT forced entry. Once they were inside, Guyll said he was cooperative and was taken into custody.

Murphy was taken to the hospital after complaining of chronic back pain but Guyll says he was not injured in the standoff today.

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