Armed man holds family in burning coast home

Armed man holds family in burning coast home

Armed man holds family in burning coast home

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 6:06 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 26 at 6:07 AM

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) -- A Lincoln County sheriff's spokesman says a distraught man armed with an AK-47 rifle and a handgun temporarily barred relatives from leaving a burning house on the Oregon coast.

Sgt. Mark Meister said the Otis man's two daughters were eventually able to leave the home late Tuesday afternoon. The man's mother and wife made it out safely a short time later. No one was injured.

Meister says after a half hour of negotiating, the man surrendered to deputies.

The North Lincoln Fire Department tried to fight the fire then but the spokesman says the house was destroyed.

The sheriff's spokesman says the man was reportedly distraught over personal family issues.

Leroy Erwin Adams was arrested for investigation of first-degree arson, reckless burning and multiple counts of domestic menacing. He was held on $415,000 bail.

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