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2/7/2013: A 10-hour standoff with an unnamed suicidal man at an El Monte home ended after a SWAT team forced their way inside and found him dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Shortly before 8 a.m., firefighters responded after family members reported the man was suicidal, but backed off after learning he might have a handgun. Shortly after police arrived, they reportedly heard two gunshots from within the house and called in a SWAT team. Police said they then received several 911 calls from the home in which the caller immediately hung up. Knowing the man was alone inside, police took the calls as a sign that he was still alive. Numerous attempts to contact the man were made throughout the morning and afternoon, and a robot was sent to bring a phone into the home at about 2:30 p.m. with no response, police said. SWAT officers fired more than a dozen canisters of chemical irritant into the home to try to force the man out, but it didn't work. Officers entered the house at about 6 p.m. and found the man's body of the man inside a bedroom. http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvcrime/2013/02/08/man-found-dead-from-apparently-self-inflicted-gunshot-after-lengthy-standoff-in-el-monte/

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