1 man dead after police standoff in Burnsville

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. (KARE 11) -- One man is dead following an overnight standoff with police.

Police were called to a home near Hilltop Road and Circle Drive in Burnsville around 9:30 p.m. Saturday on a report of a domestic situation.

Burnsville Police say a man got into an altercation with a woman, who escaped from the home. The man fired several shots from a firearm after she left.

The incident prompted a large response from law enforcement agencies.

A shelter-in-place order was issued for the surrounding neighborhood while police attempted to negotiate with the suspect inside the home.

Police finally made entry into the home around 3 a.m. They say the suspect had taken his own life.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner will be handling the autopsy.