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Suspect Found Dead After 10-Hour Standoff At S. OKC Hotel


Authorities confirm one man is dead following a 10-hour standoff in south Oklahoma City, overnight.

Officials originally responded to a disturbance call near S. Meridian Avenue and Will Rogers Pkwy around 6:15 Thursday evening, where the suspect was found barricaded inside a hotel room. Police were told the suspect, later identified as Matthew Beckett, 26, was armed with a gun that was reported stolen from a recent burglary in The Village. There was a female in the room as well but Beckett let her out once police arrived.

07/2017 Related Story: Man Barricades Himself Inside Hotel Room In S. OKC 

According to authorities, Beckett spoke on the phone with the tactical team for several hours, until the line "went quiet" around 2:30 a.m. Oklahoma City police on scene said the suspect died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound around 5:00 a.m.

During the stand-off, a total of 16 rooms were evacuated. 

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