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Bullet narrowly missed couple and toddler in standoff

A man involved in a standoff with police Friday evening has been arrested on suspicion of firing a gun from inside a home and narrowly missing several people at a nearby home.

Police allege Daryl M. Dalebout, 55, came out of his house at 1127 W. Frederick with a sword in his hand and was hit by less-lethal ammunition and bitten by a police dog.

Neighbors reported first hearing shots fired inside his house in the afternoon. Dalebout refused to come outside and surrender, so the SWAT team and negotiators were called in.

During the standoff three officers crouched behind a truck parked on Frederick a few doors west of Dalebout’s home. They reported hearing bullets whizzing over their heads, according to court documents. Residents in a home across the street said a bullet came through their living room window and landed on the fireplace mantle. A couple and their 2-year-old daughter were in the living room at the time, court documents say.

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