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1 dead after SWAT situation in Hernando county

Brooksville, FL - Officials say a standoff with Hernando SWAT has ended with the suspect's death.

The Sheriff's Office says the Hernando County SWAT team was called out to a home on Benes Roush Road on Monday morning, after a suicidal man had barricaded himself inside.

Deputies say the suspect, approximately 56 years old, was armed and had threatened to kill himself. While officers were on scene, the man fired shots in their direction, but no injuries were reported.

The suspect's wife made it out of the home safely. At some point deputies determined the man inside the home had died.

Deputies are investigating the suspect's cause of death. They say one of their deputies did shoot at the suspect, but at this time they have not confirmed if the fatal bullet came from a deputy's gun.


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