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Standoff in Joplin

A six hour standoff with police ends with gunfire. It all started early this morning when an unidentified man was sitting in a car in a parking lot in the 1800 block of west 7th street.

The unidentified man was armed and wanted to harm himself. After some time, with negotiations at a stand still, JDP SWAT entered the scene.

After several more hours, around 530 this morning, police say the man shot himself in the chest.

He was transported to a local hospital. We will bring you more details as they become available.

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