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Man allegedly armed with sword in near 7-hour Natomas standoff shot by police

The person was armed with a sword at a home in the 100 block of Dragonfly Circle.

SACRAMENTO, Calif — A man in Natomas who refused to leave his home Wednesday morning was taken to a hospital after being shot by police, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

The standoff started around 1 a.m. during a welfare check on a man who was reportedly experiencing a mental health crisis. Sacramento police said the man was armed with a sword at a home in the 100 block of Dragonfly Circle and had holed up in his home with his wife and children.

SWAT and crisis negotiators were at the home where a woman and two children were being held against their will inside and not allowed to leave. Crisis negotiators were there for more than seven hours when officers said they heard "sounds of distress" from the woman. 

Police said officer entered the home to rescue the hostages and found the man holding a sword raised next to his wife and children. An officer opened fire and shot the man.

Police say that the woman and two children seem to be uninjured. The man involved in the shooting was taken to a local hospital where he is in stable condition. No officers were injured. 

The shooting is under investigation. The suspect will be booked into jail on false imprisonment charges once he's cleared from the hospital.

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