Standoff situation ends in Hernando County - FOX 13 News

Standoff situation ends in Hernando County

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BROOKSVILLE (FOX 13) -

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office reports the standoff at a Brooksville home has ended with the death of the man inside.

The SWAT team was called to the home off Benes Roush Road shortly around midnight after receiving reports of an armed, suicidal man.

The man, described as a white, 56-year-old, armed himself and threatened to commit suicide after a dispute with his spouse.

Deputies said they heard several gunshots from within the home as they arrived. They attempted to make contact with the man when several more shots were fired, this time in their direction.

None of the responders were hit, and the man’s spouse got out unharmed as well before they arrived.

Hernando County SWAT and Crisis Response teams remain at the scene.

Stick with Fox 13 for updates on this developing story.

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