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Hyrum man arrested following standoff

HYRUM, Cache County — A man who held a woman and her two children hostage during a standoff with police early Tuesday was arrested after surrendering peacefully.

Just after midnight, Cache County sheriff's deputies were called to a domestic violence situation where a man armed with a handgun was barricading himself in his house and holding three others with him.

Shortly after a SWAT team arrived at the scene, the woman and her children were allowed to walk out of the house, according to a statement from the Cache County Sheriff's Office.

The man remained barricaded in the house for another two hours before negotiators were able to convince him to give up.

Ken Newburn, 52, was booked into the Cache County Jail for investigation of aggravated kidnapping and domestic violence in the presence of children.

— Pat Reavy