Man commits suicide after brief stand-off in North Platte

Authorities in North Platte responded to residence at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on the report of an armed and suicidal man.

Officers barricaded the area around the residence in the 900 block of North Walnut and attempted to contact the 27-year-old man inside the house.

According to the North Platte Police Department, during attempts to negotiate with the man a single gun shot was heard. Police believed the man may have taken his own life.

A tactical robot was deployed, according to the department. Police subsequently entered the home and found the man dead of what appeared to be a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The investigation is continuing, police said. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office assisted throughout the incident.

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