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August 16, 2013

UPDATE: Standoff in Dunlap continues

UPDATE: According to a Elhart County Sheriff's Department officer, the man in a standoff in Dunlap has surrendered preacefully.

The man is being identified as Richard Doerscher Jr., 36. Police say that his girlfriend and a two-year-old child were able to get out of the home before he secured himself inside.

The girlfriend suffered minor scratches.

A standoff at a home on Melrose Place in Dunlap is in its third hour.

Police were originally called to the Dunalp home for a domestic disturbance according to Elkhart County Sheriff's Department Capt. Jim Bradberry.

Bradberry said the situation is currently "on hold" and that the county's SWAT team is on stand by.

It is currently unknown if there are any weapons in the home. And police couldn't confirm that any more people other than the couple involved in the original call were in the home.

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