Slaying suspect arrested after overnight standoff in Arlington

Posted Saturday, Jul. 06, 2013  Print Reprints

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A seven-hour standoff with a slaying suspect ended about 4 a.m. Saturday in Arlington, as police arrested a man accused of killing a woman in an adjacent duplex.

Donald Paul Hunting was in custody and faces a murder charge. Bail was set at $150,000.

A 911 call from Hunting’s father about 8:45 p.m. Friday alerted police that a woman had been killed in the 600 block of Gemini Court, said Sgt. Christopher Cook, an Arlington police spokesman.

Officers found Hunting in a duplex and were told that he might have access to firearms, Cook said.

He declined to surrender, and five duplexes in the area were evacuated as the Arlington SWAT team tried to negotiate with him.

Police did not provide details on how the standoff ended.

The name of the woman was not immediately released. Police said she was the victim of a “physical assault.”

They said the relationship between Hunting and the woman was not immediately clear.

Nick Dean, 817-390-7856 Twitter: @bynickdean