Martinsburg, W.Va. (AP) -- A newspaper reports police have found the body of a woman inside a Martinsburg home and arrested a former boyfriend accused of taking her hostage.
State Police Capt. Rob Blair told the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, MD., the standoff that began Sunday morning ended Monday afternoon after officers lobbed gas into the home.
He said a medical examiner was called to the scene.
Additional details were unavailable.
Blair didn't immediately return a telephone message from the Associated Press.
Police earlier identified the suspect as 37-year-old Donald Berkeley Surber of Winchester, VA.
Nine families in the neighborhood had been moved to a shelter and were allowed to return to their homes about 3 p.m. Monday.
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