Junction City standoff ends with man committing suicide

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (KSNT) – A man is dead after a nearly 8 hour long standoff in Junction City on Saturday.

Officers said around 12:30 p.m. they stopped a driver in a routine traffic stop. During that stop he flashed a gun and then sped away.

He then ran into his home at 2nd and Washington and barricaded himself inside.

Police tried to get him out for several hours, even using tear gas.

When none of their tactics worked members of the swat team went inside. The police department said that’s where they found the man dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound.

The man’s name has not yet been released to the public.

This is a developing story. KSNT News will update this post with more details as they become available.

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