TAMPA, Fla. -- A man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, an attempt to take his own life, following an hours-long standoff with county deputies.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies responded just after 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, to a home near Rosemont Drive and Weeping Willow Place concerning a man with a weapon holding himself up in the bathroom, according to a news release.
The man, identified as Michael Toribio, had moved to the home's back porch when deputies and a SWAT team arrived.
Negotiators had contact with him throughout the night, however, he attempting taking his own life by shooting himself, deputies say. It's believed Toribio had been dealing with a mental illness.
He was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Deputies said Toribio was pronounced dead just before 7 a.m.
The standoff ended some eight hours later.
Deputies say there never was a threat to the public during the incident.
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