UPDATE: Suspect remains hospitalized after standoff

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TOWANDA, Kan. -- The suspect in a weekend standoff remains hospitalized after reportedly shooting himself.

Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet said suspect Roger Pierce shot himself in the cheek around 11 p.m. Sunday night. He was taken to a Wichita hospital for treatment where he's currently listed in serious condition.

The standoff began around 5:30 Sunday evening at the Pine Ridge Mobile Home park, located at S. 6th Street and Bever Drive in Towanda. Herzet said an armed man had barricaded himself inside a home in the area. A SWAT team reportedly entered the home to end the standoff.

Herzet said the man's wife and children got out of the home safely and no one was hurt. Nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Once released from the hospital, he's facing charges of aggravated assault and criminal threat.


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