Eight hour standoff in Pottawatomie County comes to peaceful end

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POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. – An eight-hour standoff came to a peaceful end Tuesday morning.

Officers were originally called to the scene because of reports a man strangled a woman about half a mile away from Highway 102 and Hardesty Road.

The alleged victim told officers that when she got home from work around 7 p.m., she noticed the suspect had been drinking.

When the victim’s friend asked the suspect for gas money, he allegedly attacked the woman and started strangling her.

The woman told police she blacked out for two hours.

Her friend immediately called 911.

But when emergency responders arrived on scene, the armed suspect would not let emergency crews take the woman to the hospital.

Officials were eventually able to convince the man to let the woman go and she was transported to a local hospital.

Authorities say the man then barricaded himself inside the home.

After about 11 hours, the standoff came to an end.

The suspect, John Joseph Quinter Jr., was taken into custody.

Officials say Quinter may be connected to a Bethel Acres homicide that happened over the weekend.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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