Black Friday Suicide: Man Dies in Store After Standoff

Suspect allegedly robbed a pharmacy before shooting himself

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 30, 2013 9:32 AM CST

(Newser) – Black Friday shoppers were evacuated yesterday after a man with a gun allegedly stole prescription drugs from a Rite Aid pharmacy, then ran into a wireless store in the same California shopping center, causing an hours-long standoff with police after which the man was found dead, KTLA reports. The suspect died "apparently by his own hand" last night, according to the LA County Sheriff's Department; authorities did not fire any shots, NBC Los Angeles reports. The man had threatened to take hostages, but the employees inside Connect Wireless in La Crescenta's Marketplace Shopping Center managed to escape.

File photo of Black Friday shoppers.
File photo of Black Friday shoppers.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)
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