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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Broken Arrow man kills wife then commits suicide after four-hour standoff with police

Law enforcement officials in Tulsa County have released information concerning an apparent murder suicide in Broken Arrow on Thursday night. According to information released by the Broken Arrow Police Department, officers responded to a call at a residence on West imperial Street just off East 131st South for a welfare check shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. When officers arrived they found a woman dead inside the house and a man armed with a knife. The man ran back into the house after officers arrived and the Broken Arrow Special Operations Team attempted to get the man to come out. After about four hours they found him inside the home dead with unspecified "self-inflicted wounds", according to the police report. The female victim was identified as 66 year old Diane carpenter. Police say her husband, Kenneth carpenter, 56 killed his wife before the four hour standoff began.

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