KBI: Man kills self after kidnapping, standoff in Glen Elder

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 7:08 PM CDT
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GLEN ELDER, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says a suspect in a kidnapping died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a long standoff.

The KBI says a 78-year-old man contacted Mitchell County authorities on Saturday to report he had been kidnapped at gunpoint and held for 26 hours by an acquaintance, 59-year-old John Roudybush, of rural Glen Elder.

When officers tried to serve a search warrant at Roudybush’s home on Sunday evening, he refused to come out. The KBI says after hours of negotiations, officers heard a gunshot early Monday and found Roudybush dead inside the house.

No shots were fired at officers. An investigation is continuing. 

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