Elderly Man Shoots Self During Deadly Standoff: Police

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    An elderly man barricaded himself in a Bethlehem, Pa. home overnight. (Published Thursday, Mar 27, 2014)

    An elderly Lehigh Valley man is dead following a police standoff during which he allegedly opened fire.

    Police responded to the Sherwood Winding apartment complex at Ralston Road and Richard Avenue in Bethlehem, Pa. late Wednesday night.

    Frank Story, 90, was armed with a rifle and handgun and had barricaded himself inside his apartment in the Sherwood West community for nearly five hours, according to Bethlehem Police.

    Officers say the suspect fired shots at a police robot during the standoff.

    When the standoff ended and police entered the residence around 4 a.m. Thursday, they found Story dead. The Lehigh County Coroner's Office ruled the man's death a suicide.

    Police didn’t give a motive for the incident.

    Story's wife, who was inside the home during some of the standoff, was rescued safely, according to officials.