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April 3, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Elderly woman holds intruder at gunpoint, fires warning shot

SPOKANE (AP) — There are some people you just don’t mess with.

Police say a woman twice the age of a 35-year-old intruder grabbed her gun to protect herself when he broke into her house early Wednesday.

She fired a warning shot and was holding the man at gunpoint in her living room when police arrived.

The man tried to run away and fought with officers who subdued him with the help of a police dog, reports KXLY.

The man also is suspected of breaking windows earlier at a nearby business.

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