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One man is dead in a standoff in Perry County


HAZARD,Ky. (WKYT) One person is dead after a standoff in Perry County.

It happened Friday night at a home on Tranquility Lane near the Chavies Community.

Hazard Police say they went to the home to respond to a domestic dispute and reports of a man making threats to his wife over the phone.

Police say when they arrived, the man got into an argument with law enforcement and went back into the house.

A fire started that eventually consumed the home, and police say the resident brandished a firearm and advanced on the officers.

Police say they exchanged gunfire and dragged the man away from the fire but officers say they were too late to save the man.

The police have yet to release the man's name, but police say he was in his late 60's.


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