Man in Newington Standoff Committed Suicide: Police

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    Police have responded to a residence on Church Street in Newington, where someone is barricaded.

    A Newington man who barricaded himself inside a home on Church Street died of a self-inflicted gunshot, according to police.

    Police said a man called 911 at 12:05 a.m. on Thursday and said he was armed and planned to harm himself.

    Police have identified him as John Reynor, 54, of Newington.

    Authorities evacuated the residents of the apartment complex at 722 Church St. and arranged for accommodations.

    Police negotiators remained in contact with Reynor for several hours trying to get him to come out.

    The situation ended around 10:30 a.m. when he shot himself, police said.

    He was rushed to the hospital.

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