COLUMBUS, N.C. — Authorities say a man arrested in North Carolina killed himself during a standoff that began when an officer determined the man was still carrying a gun.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the man died early Sunday after a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the security fence at the Polk law enforcement facility.
A sheriff’s statement says an officer discovered the firearm on the suspect about 5 a.m. The sheriff’s office says the arrested man was still in a patrol car and ultimately shot himself after being asked several times to turn over the weapon.
Polk County authorities didn’t immediately identify the man, saying relatives were being notified. No further details of his arrest or shooting were released.
The sheriff’s statement says the State Bureau of Investigation will investigate the death.