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Reports of man with gun closes Meadowbrook

(AP) - Part of the Meadowbrook Parkway was closed for nearly six hours as police investigated a report of a driver with a handgun. The roadway was reopened shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday. State police

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2009, 11:09 PM

Updated 5,516 days ago

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(AP) - Part of the Meadowbrook Parkway was closed for nearly six hours as police investigated a report of a driver with a handgun.
The roadway was reopened shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday. State police determined the 37-year-old Oceanside man died of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The man's car was parked on the southbound shoulder of the highway. The first officers on the scene noticed he had a handgun and initially backed off. After several attempts to contact the man failed, officers moved closer and determined the man had a gunshotwound to his head.
The man's identity was not released by police.
Investigators believe he may have been despondent over financial issues.


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