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Four-Hour Hospital StandOff Ends With Man’s Death

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) _ Springfield police say a man involved in a four-hour standoff in a hospital parking lot has shot and killed himself.

Sgt. John Delaney said in a statement on the department’s Facebook page that 54-year-old Eddie Bonafe was pronounced dead about 12:25 a.m. Wednesday at Baystate Medical Center about four hours after negotiators began trying to talk him into giving up his gun.

Delaney says the man shot his wife during an argument in West Springfield on Tuesday evening, and brought her to the emergency room. He then returned to his car and pointed a gun at his head.

The woman is in good condition and is expected to recover. Her name was not made public.

No hospital patients or employees were hurt.

Police continue to investigate.

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