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Armed Florida man dead after barricading inside apartment with woman and child

A Florida man was shot dead by authorities Saturday night after barricading himself in an apartment with his ex and her son.

The man held his former partner and a 9-year-old boy hostage at an apartment building in Hialeah, a city in the Miami metropolitan area, after shooting and wounding two of her relatives. Police said the man began shooting at authorities after a SWAT team arrived at the apartment around 9:30 p.m.

Officers were in a standoff with the man for several hours before they were able to enter the residence and rescue the boy, who was unharmed. The man’s former partner was found injured with a gunshot.

The man was shot dead by authorities after he barricaded in the bathroom.

The man’s former partner and the two relatives who were shot escaped to an apartment are recovering.