Springfield standoff ends in suicide

Police say the man's wife called 911 after he fired a handgun inside the home on S. 55th Street.

Posted: Feb 12, 2018 11:59 PM
Updated: Feb 13, 2018 11:33 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Police say a man shot himself after the SWAT team surrounded his home on Monday night.

The incident started around 7 p.m. in the 900 block of S. 55th Street near the Bob Straub Parkway. Officials say the man's wife called 911 after he fired a handgun inside the home and threatened her and the couple's two children, ages 13 and 17.

The woman took the children and barricaded herself in the garage, police said.

Around 9 o'clock police, stormed the house and found Timothy Michael Kurtz dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said.

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