UPDATE: Man facing several charges for abuse after seven hour standoff

OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say a 41-year-old man is in custody after a seven hour standoff came to an end Tuesday night in southwest Oklahoma City.

Just after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, authorities were called to the 6600 block of S. Harvey on a domestic disturbance call.

At the time, officials believed a man and a woman had gotten into a fight inside the home.

When they arrived, police spotted a woman running down the street holding a gun.

According to the police affidavit, she told officers her boyfriend, 41-year-old Brian Gass, was trying to kill her.

She claimed Gass had been holding her at gunpoint inside their house for the past two days.

During that time, the victim claimed he assaulted and choked her.

Fortunately, they say she was able to escape and is safe.

However, police learned Gass may have had other guns, including an AK-47, inside the home.

That’s when the standoff began.

Shortly after 10 p.m., officers reported Gass was in custody.

Capt. Dexter Nelson, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, says he did not want to come out of the home voluntarily.

Instead, officers used “less lethal instruments” to take him into custody.

Nelson says he was checked out at a local hospital before being taken to the jail.

Gass is facing charges of domestic assault and battery with a deadly weapon, domestic assault with a deadly weapon and domestic abuse by strangulation.

No word on if an AK-47 was discovered in the house.

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