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The Aberdeen Police Department released details Wednesday on a standoff with a suicidal man that occurred Monday afternoon in a neighborhood near two elementary schools and ended with the man fatally shooting himself.

The incident was the second in less than a month where a man shot himself to death in a public place.

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Police responded to a report of a suicidal man armed with a handgun in the 700 block of Walker Street at about 12:17 p.m. Monday, APD spokesperson Sgt. Will Reiber said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon.

When officers arrived, the 62-year-old man in question was found to have fled in his vehicle but was immediately located a short distance away on Law Street near Robinson Alley, where officers tried to conduct a traffic stop, according to the news release.

Police and crisis negotiators converged on the parking lot of the Aberdeen Walmart Thursday night after receiving a report of a man in a vehicle with a gun who was threatening to harm himself. After lengthy attempts at negotiating that received no response, police moved in on the vehicle and found the occupant, age 29, was already dead.

"The male stopped his vehicle and officers gave numerous commands for the suicidal male to exit the vehicle. The male refused to comply with commands and a brief standoff ensued," Reiber wrote.

Officers noticed the man seemed to be bleeding from the head, leading them to assume a tactical position and approach the vehicle. It became apparent the man had suffered a head injury and officers entered the vehicle to help him, according to the news release.

Crime scene investigators determined the man sustained a single self-inflicted gunshot wound, and he succumbed to his injuries before medical personnel arrived, according to the release. Police removed a handgun from the man, whose identity has not been released to the public.

The body was taken to the Office of the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Reiber said no schools were locked down during Monday's incident. George D. Lisby Elementary School and St. Joan of Arc School are both within several blocks of where the incident took place.

"The incident developed so quickly and the person committed the act immediately following being located there was no time," he explained Thursday morning. "The threat was determined to be eliminated after his act and no other threats were present, so no lockdown was necessary."

On Sept. 15, Aberdeen Police and crisis negotiators converged on the parking lot of Walmart, on Route 40, after receiving a report of a man in a vehicle with a gun who had called the Harford County Sheriff's Office on his mobile phone, threatening to harm himself.

After lengthy attempts at negotiating that received no response, police moved in on the vehicle and found the occupant, age 29, was already dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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