Suspect takes own life in Howard County Standoff

Update:The suspect of the Howard County Standoff, which occurred earlier today has ended with the suspect taking his own life.

Howard County Sheriff Mike Neal said he has known the suspect for quite a few years. Neal said he talked to the suspect during the standoff to try to take him into custody.

Tear gas was shot into the home so the S.W.A.T. team could enter.

"Once the S.W.A.T. got entry to the home earlier today, they found him on the second floor with a self inflicted gunshot wound," Neal said.

Billie Vollrath-McCoy contributed to this report.