COURTLAND — A man is dead after a nine-hour standoff in Courtland on Friday, witnesses said.

Neighbors said SWAT members entered the house on Jefferson Street about 1:15 p.m. and a shot was heard about 1:30 p.m. A few minutes later, authorities put the yellow crime scene tape around the sandstone rock house.

Lawrence County Coroner Scott Norwood was at the scene a short time later, neighbors said. The site was three houses east of the of the historic McMahon home.

The standoff began shortly after 5 a.m. Friday. More than two dozens shots were fired from the house during the standoff.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office said it would release details later Friday.

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