A man who barricaded himself in a Yonkers home on Saturday and exchanged brief gunfire with police was found dead later that evening, police officials said.
The hours-long standoff with police began around 11 a.m. after police responded to the residence on Livingston Avenue to conduct a welfare check. When officers arrived at the front door, the man appeared emotionally distressed and told them he had a firearm, Deputy Chief Joseph Monaco said Saturday afternoon.
That's when the officers stepped back from the front door, called for backup and setup a perimeter around the residence. It was some time later that the man returned to the front door of the home with what appeared to be a rifle and exchanged brief gunfire with officers, Monaco said.
The police department issued a public safety alert early in the afternoon and advised neighbors in a one-block radius to shelter-in-place.
Officials did not make additional contact with the man after shots were fired until the evening. An updated bulletin said officers entered the home sometime before 8 p.m. and found the man deceased.
No other individuals were injured or found in the home when officers entered the residence.
A medical examiner will determine the man's cause of death.