Hernando County SWAT team surrounds home in rural Brooksville near Masaryktown

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - A man was found dead after the Hernando County Sheriff's Office deployed the SWAT team Monday morning to a home south of Brooksville near Masaryktown.

Deputies first went to 18385 Benes Roush Road just after midnight in response to reports of an armed, suicidal subject.

The man, a white man approximately 56 years of age, threatened to commit suicide following a dispute with his wife, during which he armed himself with a firearm.

Deputies heard several shots being fired from within the home, and attempted to contact the man inside.  Those attempts were met with several shots fired in their direction. 

Deputies fired back, and were able to enter the home around 7:15 a.m., when they found the man's body.

The wife was able to flee the residence, unharmed, prior to law enforcement's arrival.

No law enforcement was harmed.

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