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Six dead in murder-suicide in southern Virginia

By Ed Adamczyk Follow @adamczyk_ed Contact the Author   |   Jan. 28, 2016 at 11:14 AM

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Police in Chesapeake, Va., found six bodies after an armed standoff with a man who barricaded himself in a home -- five victims and the suspect.

No names were revealed, but all six are believed to be related.

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Police were called to a home Wednesday afternoon to check on someone. They found the person deceased in the home. The investigation led them to a nearby home, where an armed man was barricaded inside. A standoff began, involving the police SWAT team and several hours of negotiation. When they eventually entered the home they found five more dead bodies, including that of the suspect.

Investigators said they believe the victims were killed by the suspect prior to the arrival of the police.

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