North Carolina standoff ends with 2 deputies shot, man dead

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say an hours-long standoff ended with two deputies shot and a North Carolina man dead.

News outlets report a Guilford County deputy went to the man's home in High Point on Monday morning to serve him a notice to leave the property. Capt. Brian Hall says the man pushed the deputy away and locked himself inside the house.

Hall says a deputy reported hearing gunfire from inside the home. He says negotiators then spent hours trying to persuade the man to come outside, but he stopped responding.

Two officers finally entered the home Monday evening, and were met by gunfire. The officers fired back, and the man was pronounced dead.

The deputies' names and conditions haven't been released.

The State Bureau of Investigation is handling the case.