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Barricaded man found dead in Fort Myers home

Posted at 5:58 PM, Jun 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-29 06:10:36-04

FORT MYERS, Fla.  — A man was found dead after barricading himself in the attack; Fort Myers police executed a search warrant in reference to the man's charges of aggravated battery and kidnapping.

Fort Myers Police Department has been at the scene of Prince and Dunbar in downtown Fort Myers since 1:24 PM.

According to FMPD, they arrived at the location to execute a search warrant due to the man's multiple felony charges.

Before officers could get to him, he ran inside the house and then went up to the attic. Officers brought in negotiators and the man's sister to try to convince him to come out.

During the investigation, police reported he was under the influence of drugs.

FMPD said that they attempted to get him out by throwing tear gas, however, that was unsuccessful.

When the SWAT team made it up to the attic, the barricaded unidentified middle-aged man was found dead.

FDLE will investigate the man's death while FMPD continues its original investigation.

The cause of death is unknown