- Associated Press - Sunday, November 22, 2015

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a 48-year-old Norton man has died following a standoff with police.

Norton Police say they responded to a home in town Saturday night.

Police say a man was reportedly alone inside the house, attempting to open a safe that contained a handgun.

Police say officers were fired on as they approached the house.

They exchanged gunfire with the man, who authorities later identified as Kevin J. Murray.

Police say they were able to enter the home with the help of a robot from the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad.

Murray was found dead inside with an apparent gunshot wound.

Authorities have not said if the gunshot wound was self-inflicted or if he was struck by an officer’s bullet.

No officers were injured.

The incident is under investigation.

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