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Armed man dead after 8-hour SWAT standoff in Tampa

Posted at 4:23 AM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-08 09:40:49-05

TAMPA, Fla. — A man has died after prompting an 8-hour SWAT standoff.

Deputies responded to the 10300 block of Rosemount Drive around 9:19 p.m. on Sunday after receiving a call about a man who had locked himself in the bathroom with a weapon threatening to harm himself.

By the time patrol deputies arrived on the scene, the 35-year-old man, was located in the back porch with a handgun to his head and threatening to kill himself.

The Crisis Negotiation Team and the SWAT team were dispatched when attempts by the deputies to talk him out of the porch were unsuccessful.



Negotiators had contact with the man in his home on and off throughout the night.

At 5:15 a.m., the man attempted to take his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Medics transported him to a St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was pronounced dead at 6:50 a.m.

During the standoff, residents in the Plantation Subdivision in Tampa were asked to stay indoors, however, they say there was never a threat to public safety. 

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.