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Oklahoma City police identify man found dead after hotel room standoff

The name of a man who was found dead in a hotel room after a standoff has been released. A hostage was not hurt.
BY ROBERT MEDLEY Staff Modified: December 31, 2010 at 1:09 am •  Published: December 31, 2010

A man who threatened police and was surrounded by a tactical team at an Oklahoma City hotel was found in the room dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Clyde C. Boyette III, 47, died about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, ending a daylong standoff, police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said. Police were investigating the death as a suicide.

Boyette barricaded himself in a hotel room at NW 63 and Robinson Avenue about 12:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators on Wednesday were trying to determine exactly what happened, Knight said.

Officers were there looking for another man, Justin Tyner, 32, who was wanted on a felony warrant, police reported.

Tyner was not there, but Boyette was in the room and police said he threatened them.

Police called in a tactical team and attempted to negotiate throughout the day, Knight said.

Boyette released two women from the room unharmed at one point during the standoff.

Another man was held hostage, Knight said.

That man came out of the room about 10:50 p.m. and told police that Boyette apparently shot himself, Knight said.

The hostage's name was not released by police.

Police later learned Tyner had been arrested in Norman and was in the Cleveland County jail at the time of the standoff, Knight said.

Tyner was wanted on an outstanding Cleveland County felony warrant of uttering a forged instrument and possessing a false identification card, according to the Oklahoma Supreme Court Network website. has disabled the comments for this article.

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