REPORT: 5 dead, including gunman, following standoff in Washington

At least five people are reportedly dead, including a gunman, following an armed standoff in Washington state, The Associated Press reports.

The scene was reportedly secured after police spent hours negotiating with the suspect in a standoff. The gunman ultimately shot himself, according to the  Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

It is a “tragic day for everyone,” Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury said in a statement.

 

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