Peter James Thomas, Suspect in San Rafael Hotel Standoff, Found Dead (VIDEO)

08/19/2011 12:43 pm ET | Updated Oct 19, 2011

A man who had been involved in an armed standoff with police in California has been found dead in the hotel where he was holed up.

The standoff began after Peter James Thomas, 38, stabbed a grocery store clerk and fled to a nearby hotel. Police surrounded the property and began to negotiate with Thomas, who was holding his girlfriend hostage.

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