6-year-old safe, man dead after Del City standoff

DEL CITY, Okla. (AP) -- Del City police say a man accused of holding his 6-year-old daughter hostage has been found dead.

The child escaped Wednesday morning, and TV news crews showed her running tentatively from the home into the arms of a police officer who carried her across the street.

Police then entered the home and later told reporters that they found the 29-year-old man dead.

Capt. Jody Suit did not immediately return a phone call to The Associated Press seeking comment. Suit said earlier that the woman who lived at the home called 911 about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to say she and her two children were being held hostage.

Suit says the woman escaped with one child while the second child remained with the man.

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