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East County News Service
February 18, 2019 (Poway) – A man who reportedly threatened his wife with a gun prompted an eight-hour SWAT team stand-off early yesterday morning in Poway before taking his own life.
According to Lt. Christopher Collier with the San Diego Sheriff’s department, after the woman reported the threat, deputies arrived and began communicating with her husband. Because he was armed, the Sheriff’s Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and Special Enforcement Detail (SWAT team) were called in.

“CNT made every effort to establish a dialogue with the subject and once they did, they were in communication with him for several hours,” Lt.Collier says. CNT made every effort to convince the man to surrender and to resolve the incident safely. Shortly before 12:00 p.m., it was determined by CNT and SWAT that the subject had shot himself.”

Upon entry to the home, deputies found the man's body. No one else was hurt. 
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