- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Police say an hours-long standoff between authorities and a man barricaded inside a Hollywood home has ended after the man took his own life.

Hollywood Police Department Officer Meredith Elrich said in a statement Sunday that a SWAT team entered the house and found the suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The incident began Sunday morning, when a woman told police she had been beaten by the man earlier in the morning before she and one child were able to flee the house. The woman told authorities a second child remained in the house with the man. The child was released unharmed after the man was contacted by police negotiators.

The man, described as being in his early 40s, was not identified by police Sunday.

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