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Fairbury standoff ends peacefully By TONY PARKER Pontiac bureau chief FAIRBURY A 36-year-old 36-year-old 36-year-old 36-year-old 36-year-old rural rural Fairbury man allegedly used a rifle to threaten and detain his wife and mother-in-law mother-in-law mother-in-law mother-in-law mother-in-law before holding police at bay for nearly three hours early Tuesday. Daniel E. Bahler remained in the Livingston County Jail Tuesday night in lieu of $10,000 cash on a single charge of aggravated unlawful unlawful restraint and two charges each of aggravated assault and domestic battery. He is scheduled to appear at a July 14 preliminary hearing. The incident ended about 9 a.m. when Bahler peacefully surrendered surrendered to police at his h'ome about six miles southeast of Fairbury. There were no injuries. Livingston County Assistant State's Attorney Janine Bpggs said the incident began about 4 a.m. when Bahler arrived home and began began arguing with his wife, Amy E. Bahler. During the argument Daniel Bahler allegedly loaded a .22-cal-iber .22-cal-iber .22-cal-iber .22-cal-iber .22-cal-iber rifle and struck his wife and her mother, Alice Steidinger. He allegedly allegedly punched both women in the face and hit his wife on her arms with the rifle, according to court records. He also threatened to kill his wife and two children who were in the residence at the time, Boggs said. Daniel Bahler refused to let anyone anyone leave the residence, but about 6 a.m. his wife was able to sneak out of the home and call authorities, she said. Boggs said written reports on the incident had not been completed, and she did not know how Amy Bahler and the others were able to successfully flee the residence. Sheriffs deputies arrived at the residence shortly after 6 a.m. and the county's Emergency Response Unit was activated because Daniel Bahler was armed and refused to surrender. Police talked with him until about 9 a.m. when he agreed to surrender.