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Police: Man killed himself after 5-hour standoff

Members of the unit went into the garage and found the man with a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound. (File)

A man was dead after a five-hour standoff with police, and authorities said he killed himself.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported a woman in south St. Louis County called police about 7:30 a.m. Monday to say her estranged husband was at the home despite a restraining order against him. When the man realized police were called, he barricaded himself in the garage.

Police believed the man had a gun. The St. Louis County police tactical operations unit tried to contact the man, but heard a gunshot around 1 p.m.

Members of the unit went into the garage and found the man with a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police said they had been called to the home five times since Aug. 17 for domestic assaults and disturbances.

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