Standoff at McPherson State Lake ends after man shoots himself

Adam Knapp, Writer/Web Producer,
POSTED: 05:59 PM CST Nov 15, 2013    UPDATED: 03:12 PM CST Nov 16, 2013 
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CANTON, Kan. -

A man involved in a standoff with police ended eight hours later after the man shot himself.

It happened at McPherson State Lake around 11 p.m. Friday. It began just before 3 p.m. where officers tried to make contact with a suicidal man.

Negotiators had very little response with the man, the McPherson County sheriff's office said.

Steven Core of McPherson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Eleven agencies assisted with the standoff.