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Barricaded subject found dead inside townhouse on Columbia Drive

Posted at 12:46 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 17:19:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Police say a stand-off at a townhome on Columbia Drive has ended with a barricaded suspect's death.

Myron Clark, 62, is dead after an hours long standoff at a home in the 200 block of Columbia Drive on Tuesday.

The United States Marshals Service and the Tallahassee Police Department responded to the 200 block of Columbia Drive around 11 a.m. Tuesday. Once there, members tried to talk with Clark to investigate allegations of child pornography against him.

However, the Clark retreated into his home and refused to come out, prompting U.S. Marshals and TPD to respond to the scene because they believed the subject had access to weapons.

Members of the TPD Tactical Apprehension and Control Team were called to the scene to negotiate a peaceful surrender with the man. Eventually, after attempting to negotiate a surrender for several hours with no response, TPD’s TAC Team breached the door and searched the residence with a remote-controlled robot.

Inside, they found Clark dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

No other injuries are being reported at this time.

This is a developing story. We have a reporter heading to the scene.