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Barricade ends with dead body discovery

November 5, 2009 5:30:50 PM PST
A barricade situation ended when police found a man's dead body in an Irvine apartment Thursday afternoon.Orange County Sheriff's deputies attempted to serve an eviction notice at an Irvine apartment unit on the 400 block of Hayes Street at 1 p.m. Thursday. The man came to the door but quickly retreated inside. Then deputies heard a gunshot.

Police arrived to treat the incident as a barricade situation. Police waited for more than three hours before breaching the apartment.

A SWAT team on scene unsuccessfully attempted to contact the man inside. They stormed the apartment at about 4:25 p.m. and discovered the man's body, according to Irvine Police Lt. Henry Boggs.

Seven schools in the area were locked down between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.