Judge Timothy Maher reportedly died on Friday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
(Miami-Dade County Court)
A Florida judge, who was arrested on firearms charges last week allegedly killed himself in the middle of a hostage-taking confrontation with the police Friday.
The federal administrative law judge Timothy Maher barricaded themselves in a Princeton home with the family, the Miami Herald reported, citing law enforcement sources. A SWAT team of negotiators reportedly had tried to seduce Maher out of the home.
It was not immediately clear who Maher was with the inside of the house or what weapon he was armed. The police would not confirm the name of the alleged hostage taker, but who at the scene heard the police negotiators address the man as “Tim” and “your honour”, according to CBS Miami.
Police and emergency workers entered the home after hearing the shot, according to the Miami Herald. Family members in the home were reportedly not injured.
Maher was arrested last week after he was accused of threatening his ex-girlfriend with a firearm in his house in El Portal, according to the Herald reported. Maher barricaded himself in his house at that time, and had to be spoken. He had to be talked out of when the authorities went back to the house to grab his weapons.
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