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Former AZ Prisons Director May Face Felony Charges For Standoff

Former Arizona prisons Director Charles Ryan may face charges after an armed standoff with police officers, reports The Arizona Republic. Tempe, Az., police say they have submitted charges against Ryan. Ryan was arrested this month after an hour-long standoff. Tempe police said they were responding to a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound when they found Ryan aiming a gun at their vehicle from his door leading to his garage. The police said that Ryan's wife and daughter left the home after they arrived.


Police officers said that after they tried to communicate with Ryan, he "opened the door leading from the house into the garage and pointed what officers determined to be a gun at officers standing behind the rear of an armored vehicle."

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