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Estranged wife rescued, standoff ends with suspect's suicide

GRENADA, Miss. (AP) - A three-day manhunt for a kidnapping suspect in Mississippi ended with the suspect shooting himself to death after a standoff with authorities.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says 38-year-old Christopher Paul Dulas of Hattiesburg kidnapped his estranged wife last Thursday.

Department spokesman Warren Strain says in a news release that a search led authorities on Sunday to the Desoto National Forest. A tip led them to an RV park in Grenada, where the woman was rescued.

Dulas drove away in a truck pulling a recreational vehicle. He lost control of the vehicle as deputies fired at it on an Interstate 55 entrance ramp. Strain says the ensuing standoff ended when Dulas shot himself.

Strain says Dulas was a United States Army trainer assigned to Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg.

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