- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say a man shot himself as police closed in on him.

The Marathon County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement on its Facebook page Tuesday that deputies were helping search for a vehicle that had been involved in an incident in Clark County. The statement said the incident involved gunfire but didn’t elaborate.

Police located the vehicle between Athens and Edgar. The driver stopped the vehicle and ran into the woods. Deputies tracked him for an hour and finally found him in a semi-trailer. He refused orders to drop his gun and shot himself.

The sheriff’s department updated its page later Wednesday to say the man didn’t survive his wounds. A message The Associated Press left with the agency seeking more details wasn’t immediately returned.

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