SWAT team finds man dead in apartment after he barricaded himself for hours

Posted at 1:41 PM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 17:26:56-04

UPDATE | 3:30 p.m.--

The barricaded suspect situation has been resolved. Deputies and negotiators reportedly tried to talk to the man for hours. When those attempts failed, SWAT members went into the apartment and found the man dead from what they say appeared to be self-inflicted injuries.

ORIGINAL STORY | Hernando County Sheriff's Deputies, SWAT and Crisis Response Team Members are currently on scene where a man has barricaded himself in Nantucket Cove Apartments.

Nearby apartments have been evacuated, and the suspect is reportedly armed.

Deputies believe the man is alone.

The scene is very fluid and we are working to gather more information.