GRANGER — The standoff was roughly an hour old.
A couple and their two adult sons waited, held hostage at gunpoint by an intruder who had blasted his way into the rural farm home, injuring the wife, shortly after nightfall. Outside, SWAT teams gathered as a negotiator tried to make contact.
Then the father saw a chance and took it.
He grabbed the barrel of the shotgun while his two sons quickly pounced on the intruder until officers could rush…