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Suicide ends SWAT standoff in Ross

Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review - An Allegheny County SWAT team and Ross Police resolve a situation on Mt. Troy Road Extension Thursday, September 26, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Philip G. Pavely | Tribune-Review</em></div>An Allegheny County SWAT team and Ross Police resolve a situation on Mt. Troy Road Extension Thursday, September 26, 2013.
Tony Ruffolo | WPXI - Ross police respond to a situation on Mt. Troy Road Extension that also drew out the North Hills SWAT team on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Tony Ruffolo | WPXI</em></div>Ross police respond to a situation on Mt. Troy Road Extension that also drew out the North Hills SWAT team on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
Tony Ruffolo | WPXI - Ross police respond to a situation on Mt. Troy Road Extension that also drew out the North Hills SWAT team on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Tony Ruffolo | WPXI</em></div>Ross police respond to a situation on Mt. Troy Road Extension that also drew out the North Hills SWAT team on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.

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Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, 3:21 p.m.
 

A standoff between police and a man inside a home along Mt. Troy Road Extension in Ross ended Thursday afternoon when police entered the home and found him dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot, authorities said.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office identified the man as Matthew Malavite, 37.

Malavite's wife called police about 1 p.m. because he threatened to kill himself, Ross police Sgt. Benjamin Dripps said.

A police SWAT unit surrounded the house and attempted to contact Malavite for several hours. Unsure whether he was inside, and concerned that he might have fled into the woods, police cordoned off several blocks in the neighborhood.

Officers forced their way into the home about 3 p.m. and found Malavite dead in the basement, Dripps said.

School buses that typically drop students off at homes near the scene of the incident were taken to St. Mary's Cemetery, where parents met their children. Police escorted some of the children who lived within the cordoned-off area.

Tory N. Parrish is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach her at 412-380-5662 or tparrish@tribweb.com.

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