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Eight-hour Milwaukee standoff ends with death


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police say a man's eight-hour standoff with police has ended with his death.

Police spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz says in a news release the 27-year-old man killed himself after locating the suspect in a garage following a reported domestic violence incident early Saturday morning.

When he was first located, the suspect and an officer exchanged fire, but no one was injured in the exchange.

Officers then evacuated neighbors for safety. Police say the suspect shot at officers from the Tactical Enforcement Unit several times as authorities used an armored vehicle and a robot to get closer to the suspect.

Members of the crisis negotiation unit attempted to talk the suspect into giving himself up, but Capt. Aaron Raap says the suspect shot himself instead.

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