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California man, 56, dies by suicide during six-hour standoff with police after his estranged wife claimed he had poured gasoline on her and threatened to set her on fire Richard Herrera, 56, died of an apparent suicide after he barricaded himself inside his home in Corona, California on Saturday  His estranged wife had called police about a physical altercation with Herrera  She claimed that he assaulted her before threatening to set her on fire  Police said Herrera refused to comply with officer orders so they evacuated the neighborhood and called in a hostage negotiation team After a six-hour standoff, officers entered the home and found Herrera dead

By Megan Sheets For

Published: 06:34 BST, 23 September 2019 | Updated: 06:40 BST, 23 September 2019


A Southern California man died by suicide during an hourslong standoff with police after his estranged wife called 911 and claimed that he had threatened to light her on fire.  

Police in Corona responded to the woman's 911 call on Saturday at around 4.20pm, according to a press release. 

The alleged

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