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UPDATE: Standoff in Richmond now over


Police determine the official reason for the standoff that occurred in Richmond yesterday evening.

At around 7:00 p.m. last evening, the Richmond Police Department was asked to check on the welfare of an individual in the 3200 block of Hanover Avenue.

Officers responded to the address and attempted to speak  to the occupant of the dwelling.

Fearing for the man's well-being, the Department's negotiators and SWAT team were called to assist and for several hours, negotiators attempted to make contact without success.

Around 2:00 a.m., officers entered the structure and found the male resident dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

The investigation is ongoing and no foul play is suspected. The male resident will be identified when the information is available for release. 

A police standoff that lasted several hours is now over. This happened in the 3200 block of Hanover Avenue. Several streets were shut down, and police were on high alert.  

Richmond police and the SWAT team were working to get a man inside a home to surrender.    

Originally the call came in as some sort of domestic dispute. Police say a man and a woman were arguing, things escalated and police responded. The woman did get out safely - it is unknown what her condition is at this time.

Police aren't releasing much information, but we do know the standoff is over and there were no reports of injuries.

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