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Ohio murder suspect killed in hostage standoff at gas station in West Virginia after multistate manhunt

A man wanted in connection with the murder of his stepfather in Ohio was killed Saturday evening during a hostage standoff at a West Virginia gas station, according to authorities and a local report.

David Maynard, 54, was found at a Speedway in the West Virginia town of Ceredo, which borders the Ohio River, West Virginia State Police said in a news release.

A sergeant stopping at the gas station recognized Maynard, who was standing behind the counter. 

Maynard, who police say was holding three hostages at the gas station, pointed his pistol at the sergeant, police said.

During his time on the run, officials say Maynard abducted two women at separate points in Kentucky — one of whom freed herself and called 911 after driving to safety — and stole both of their cars.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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