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New Jersey standoff ends

TRENTON, N.J. -- A three day standoff with an armed man inside a New Jersey home is now over.

The three children taken hostage are now safe.

Police say the man accused of killing two people and holding the children hostage was shot and killed.

The man was identified as 38-year-old Gerald Murphy.

Murphy is accused of killing a woman and her 13-year old son. 

Witnesses said the scene sounded like something out of a movie.

"The best way I can describe it, it sounded like a movie. I've never seen nothing like this in my life," said Dion Robinson.

Police first noticed the smell of human decomposition and found Murphy armed with a gun.

Police say the welfare of those three children was the most important during the standoff.
 

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