Tuscumbia home catches fire during standoff with suspect

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. - A man was found dead inside a home where Tuscumbia police tried to serve an arrest warrant and then ended up in a standoff Monday morning.

Police went to serve an arrest warrant at a house on Riverview Drive near Locust Lane and said the man ran into the home and barricaded himself inside. At one point, police fired tear gas to try and get the man out of the house.

About an hour into the standoff, smoke began coming from the home. The fire department responded to the home around 10:30 a.m.

Police said they found a 42-year-old man's body inside. His name was not released.

Police have not said what started the fire during the standoff.

The state fire marshal's office and the State Bureau of Investigation were on the scene, along with Tuscumbia police and the Colbert County Sheriff's Office.


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