Woman dead after standoff with police in Marion County

RACHEL, W.Va. (WTAP) - A woman is dead after a standoff with police in Marion County, West Virginia.

Our sister station, WDTV, reports that officers tried to talk to the suspect Thursday. They attempted to calm her down at a home on Virginia Drive in Rachel.

Then, she started a small fire in one of the bedrooms. That's when officers went into the house.

Shortly after, police say she turned the gun on herself. She was taken to Fairmont Regional Medical Center, where she later died.

Her name has not been released.

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