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Standoff Ends Peacefully in Baxter
BAXTER, Iowa -- Law enforcement had to use tear gas to end a standoff overnight in Jasper County. The Baxter Police Department requested help from Jasper County deputies Tuesday night, after getting a tip that a man was making threats on social media that he was going to hurt himself. Officers set up a perimeter around the man's house after they saw him inside with a sword. The man told officers he wanted them to shoot him.