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Fairfield Standoff Ends with Man Dead

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Police say residents of a Connecticut neighborhood were allowed to return home after being evacuated while a neighbor barricaded himself in his Fairfield house.
Fairfield police say 44-year-old Michael D’Avanzo was found dead in the house after holding officers and negotiators at bay for several hours Sunday morning.
Police say he apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Officers were called to the home on a report that D’Avanzo had threatened to kill himself and was loading a gun as his mother fled to a neighbor’s. An undetermined number of people in the neighborhood were evacuated as negotiators tried to communicate with him.
Police say the investigation remained open later Sunday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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