Man shoots himself after reports of domestic disturbance in Westport

By: News Staff


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WESTPORT, Mass. (WLNE) – Westport Police responded to Main Road Saturday night after reports of a domestic disturbance.

Upon arrival, a woman told police that her husband brandished a firearm and assaulted her with it.

The woman was unsure about whether or not her husband was still inside the home or if he fled into the wooded property with the handgun.

Nearby police departments assisted Westport Police and secured a perimeter around the home. Officers then heard a gunshot less than 10 minutes later.

The male was found by officers with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He did not survive his injuries.

This incident is still under investigation.

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