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Three Lake City officers shot, wounded in standoff

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Three officers shot in standoff

Authorities say three Lake City police officers have been shot and wounded by an armed man who barricaded himself inside a home. Police say the situation began shortly after noon Friday when officers responded to a domestic violence incident at the home. As officers were setting up a perimeter, authorities say the man came out of the house and opened fire. Three officers were hit, and the man ran back inside the house. Almost immediately, multiple state and local agencies responded to the home. Columbia County Sheriff's Sgt. Ed Seifert says they're being patient, trying to keep anyone else from getting hurt. The three wounded officers were taken to nearby hospitals, where they were in good condition.

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Three Lake City officers shot, wounded in standoff 09/23/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 23, 2011 11:31pm]

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