Man barricades, shoots self in car on SR-87 in northeast Arizona, MCSO says

Posted at 3:58 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 23:52:52-04

State Route 87 was partially shut down Tuesday after a man barricaded himself in his car and then committed suicide, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said the suspect was threatening suicide for hours on SR-87 near the county line. The road was closed off in both directions from Sun Flower to State Route 188 shortly before 3 p.m.

The suspect's name was not released, but deputies said he shot and killed himself around 6 p.m.