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Man found dead in Hollywood motel room after SWAT standoff, LAPD says

Man found dead in Hollywood motel room after SWAT standoff, LAPD says

A man was found dead in a Hollywood motel room Thursday after an hours-long standoff with Los Angeles police in which gunshots were fired and several streets in the area were closed.

The man appeared to have died from a gunshot wound, but it was not clear whether that came from police or was self-inflicted, LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery said.

The standoff began around 11 a.m. at the Motel 6 in the 1700 block of Whitley Avenue, when someone reported an assault with a deadly weapon, Montgomery told reporters at the scene. Witnesses told police they saw a man with a gun, Montgomery said.

When officers arrived, they contacted the suspect, Montgomery said. At some point,...

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