North Aurora man shoots himself before SWAT team arrives

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A west suburban man called police Wednesday to say he was suicidal, but after officers team surrounded the home for several hours, they found the man dead inside.

The man called police just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, saying he was distraught and intended to harm himself, according to North Aurora police.

Officers arrived in the 700 block of Hidden Creek Lane and found a witness who had heard gunshots, police said. They set up a perimeter, issued a Nixle alert, and notified the West Aurora School District to keep buses out of the area.

The Kane County SWAT team responded and entered the home at 5:15 p.m., police said. They found a 57-year-old man dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The all-clear was issued at 5:23 p.m.

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