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Suspect in station standoff kills self

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The suspect in a hostage-taking at a Denver TV station late last year committed suicide while at a state mental health facility. Thirty-year-old Jesse Clayton Miner apparently used sheets to make a rope, which he used to strangle himself.

Miner, who had a history of mental illness, was taken into custody after allegedly shooting through the front window at KUSA-TV, and taking a photographer and receptionist hostage.

After Miner surrendered to police, a judge declared him incompetent to stand trial, and he was sent to the Colorado Mental Health Institute.

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