The suspect, identified as Kaaba Chambers, was declared deceased.
Dover police are reporting a suspect in a domestic incident that later developed into a barricade situation apparently died by his own hand.
Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman identified the individual as 41-year-old Kaaba Chambers.
The case unfolded beginning at about 11:02 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 in building B of the Cedar Chase Apartments at 1700 N. Dupont Highway, Hoffman said.
Officers contacted a woman who said her boyfriend, later identified as Chambers, had threatened to kill her with a knife. After she escaped, Chambers apparently barricaded himself within.
Over the next three hours, the department’s Special Operations Team and Crisis Negotiation Tem tried make contact with Chambers using a loudspeaker, tactical phone, social media and through several members of his family.
The Delaware State Police also sent robots into the home to look inside using a remote control cameras. Most of the rooms, except for the bathroom, were checked, Hoffman said.
Finally, at about 2:53 p.m., officers went into the apartment, clearing the barricades and found Chambers dead in the bathroom.
The death was the result of an apparent suicide, although that determination is pending an official cause of death from the Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office, Hoffman said.