POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The standoff between the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and an armed man near the Christina Animal Hospital in Mulberry Tuesday afternoon has ended.

According to the sheriff’s office, negotiators were trying to work toward a peaceful surrender with a man who had barricaded himself inside his vehicle.

However, around 3:30 p.m., deputies announced that the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, ending the standoff.

SWAT and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident.

No deputies fired on the suspect, nor were any deputies injured. PCSO said authorities are still on the scene conducting an investigation and collecting evidence.

The sheriff’s office announced additional information will be released on Wednesday.

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