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Autopsy: Dover man in police standoff shot self

New Hampshire authorities said a Dover man involved in a standoff and an exchange of gunfire with the police earlier this week died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The state attorney general said an autopsy has concluded that 50-year-old Frank Thompson died of a gunshot wound to the chest in a suicide. Authorities said Thompson had another gunshot wound in the abdomen.

The police had responded to a domestic disturbance call Monday night that a man had assaulted a 32-year-old woman with a hammer in an apartment complex.

The police transported the woman to the hospital and evacuated other residents.

The police said Thompson came to the door and fired multiple shots at the police. The officers returned fire; they were not hurt.

The standoff ended about 4 a.m. Tuesday when authorities said the man was dead.

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