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U.S. Marshals End Standoff in Western Michigan

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Washington, D.C. – A standoff between the U.S. Marshals and two wanted suspects ended Wednesday with one suspect deceased, one arrested and one deputy U.S. Marshal injured.

The U.S. Marshals Special Operations Group (SOG) was attempting to serve arrest warrants for Lindsey and Giovanni McNab, at a residence in Goetzville, Michigan, when Giovanni opened fire on officers and injured one deputy Wednesday morning. The deputy remains in stable condition.

McNab, and his wife Lindsey were wanted out of Christian County, Missouri, for abduction and parental kidnapping. After Lindsey had been arrested earlier in the day, Giovanni had barricaded himself with two children inside the Goetzville residence.

The standoff ended Wednesday night when SOG members approached the residence and found McNab deceased. It is unknown at this time how McNab died. The two abducted minor children were found unharmed and were placed into the custody of child protective services.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, Michigan State Police, and the FBI's Detroit Field Office assisted the U.S. Marshals with the operation. The incident is under investigation. No additional details are available at this time. 

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