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Barricaded man in far northwest Oklahoma City is dead

Man was holed up inside a vacant house in northwest Oklahoma City, police said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: November 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm •  Published: November 13, 2012
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A man who was possibly armed and holed up inside a vacant house Tuesday night in northwest Oklahoma City is dead, police said.

The area west of Portland Avenue and north of NW 178 was closed to traffic for an hour while officers determined if the man was armed and suicidal. Lt. Taylor Dinh said police would try to make contact. No further details, including apparent cause of death, were released Tuesday night.

The incident began about 7:30 p.m., he said. Roads in the area were reopened about an hour later.

Motorists had been advised to seek a different route around the area.

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