Bridgeton man shoots self after standoff with police

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BRIDGETON, Mo. — A suicidal man with a gun called police early Wednesday morning from inside a Bridgeton business.

Police received a call from the man asking them to come to a business at Natural Bridge and McKelvey. When police arrived, the man pointed a gun at them and then barricaded himself inside the building.

A gunshot was heard a short time later.

The St. Louis County SWAT team was activated around 2 a.m. After numerous attempts to contact the man, they went inside the building and found the man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man’s name has not been released.