Update: Suspect dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound after standoff at Enfield Post Office


ENFIELD, NC (WNCT) – The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office confirms a standoff at the Enfield Post Office is over after suspect shoots themselves.

Nash County Communications tells WNCT deputies were called to assist Enfield Police and Halifax County deputies with a standoff around 7p.m. Saturday.

The incident happened at the post office on Dennis Street.

The Enfield Police Department says officers were called to the post office after a man attempted to rob a woman an gunpoint. Police say the man shot at the woman several times; however, escaped unharmed.

Officers and deputies surrounded the building, but the suspect refused to come out. At some point the suspect started shooting at officers, who also returned fire.

During the standoff, police say the suspect turned the gun on himself.

Deputies confirmed the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, after they conducted a “condition check.”

No word yet on the identity of the suspect.

* WNCN contributed to this article

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