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Police officer critically wounded during standoff

(ABC NEWS) A police officer in Washington state is in serious but stable condition after being shot in the head Thursday after responding to a domestic disturbance, police said.

The suspected shooter, who barricaded himself in a home in Mount Vernon, was taken into custody after midnight Friday. The suspect was not identified.

Law enforcement officials initially said that the suspect — described by police as a 44-year-old Mount Vernon man — had taken hostages, but they later said that was not the case.