AGAWAM, Mass. (AP) — A man has been found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside an Agawam home following an hours-long standoff with police. reports Michael Kerr was found dead after barricading himself inside a house.

Agawam police say Massachusetts State police negotiators made 40 unanswered phone calls to Kerr, and sent a robot into the house.

Nearby residents were ordered to leave their homes.

Relatives said Kerr was suffering from depression.


Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican,