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Standoff in Dupont

DUPONT -- A standoff ended with a man taken to the hospital in Luzerne County.

Police were called to Lackawanna Avenue in Dupont around 4 p.m. Sunday for a domestic dispute.

Officers said a woman was assaulted and called the police.

According to police, Ruben Basura, 32, locked himself inside the home with a gun and his children.

Police said he eventually came out of the house but refused to get on the ground. Officers shocked him with a stun gun, and he was taken to the hospital.

"He was given orders to get down. He wouldn't take the orders, so subsequently he was tased. And right now, he's on his way to the hospital to get one of the probes taken out of him. So we have a domestic with a weapon. There were two young children in the house. The children weren't hurt, and he'll be facing charges tonight," said Dupont Police Chief Richard Janesko.

Basora was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of children. He's locked up in the Luzerne County jail on $75,000 bail.

Police say the children will be staying with a relative.

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10 comments

    • Shut It

      Know where that style of flipflop originated? In prisons. They couldn’t give inmates any footwear that could be fashioned into weapons (like garrote or noose) so they had to finally resort to one piece flops. They are ugly and they make people wearing them look like theyre fresh out of the stir.

  • Taylor Shundel

    My guess as to what happened and future projection… Man and woman get into argument, woman threatens to leave and take their children, man gets scared because he knows he can’t win in a custody battle and possible divorce (knowing the courts favor the woman’s side), argument escalated to violence, he threatens woman, locks children inside with him, cops get involved, now man has this incident to explain to a judge, automatically making the judge less likely to hear his side of the story. Woman wins custody, starts getting financial assistance from the govt, children now raised without a father, daddy issues in female child and anger issues in male child develop and stay around possibly for life. Woman eventually finds a new man to date, new man abuses and neglect the children because man is gonna put all his energy to raising another man’s kids. etc. etc.