A man is dead after he reportedly was shot by state police who had been negotiating with him for hours in Delaware County.

Authorities say troopers encountered the armed man at a residence on Route 8 in the town of Deposit around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

According to a New York State Police news release, the man was believed to be suicidal. He fired a weapon at troopers, who returned fire, striking the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The exchange of gunfire is said to have happened shortly before 8 p.m. Police have not released the man's name.

A section of Route 8 was closed between China Road and Michigan Hollow Road for several hours.

This story has been updated to reflect new information provided by New York State Police.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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