Women flee strangulation attempt, standoff ensues


PERHAM, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of trying to strangle two females at a home in Otter Tail County held deputies at bay for 14 hours before surrendering.

Sheriff's officials say the two females escaped from the home unharmed shortly after midnight Tuesday. Deputies say the man refused to come out of the house and was threatening. Sheriff Brian Schlueter says tactical officers were called to the scene because of the man's past assault history.

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