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Originally published April 3, 2013 at 4:58 AM | Page modified April 3, 2013 at 6:49 AM

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Spokane woman holds intruder at gunpoint

Police say an elderly woman grabbed a gun to protect herself when a man broke into her house early Wednesday in Spokane.

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SPOKANE, Wash. —

Police say an elderly woman grabbed a gun to protect herself when a man broke into her house early Wednesday in Spokane.

She fired a warning shot and was holding the man at gunpoint in her living room when police arrived.

KXLY reports ( http://bit.ly/12eqh1b) the man tried to run away and fought with officers who subdued him with the help of a police dog.

The man also is suspected of breaking windows earlier at a nearby business.

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Information from: KXLY-TV, http://www.kxly.com/

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