Bridgeton man shoots self after standoff with police
BRIDGETON, Mo. — A suicidal man with a gun called police early Wednesday morning from inside a Bridgeton business.
The St. Louis County SWAT team was activated at around 2 a.m. Police received a call from the man asking them to come to a business at Natural Bridge and McKelvey. When police arrived, the man pointed a gun at them and then barricaded himself inside the building.
A gunshot was heard a short time later.
SWAT was called in and after numerous attempts to contact the man, they went inside the building and found the man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The man’s name has not been released.