ST. LOUIS ( -- Police shut off a section of Pernod Avenue after reports that an armed gunman shut himself inside a business near the intersection of Pernod and Brannon Avenue.

SWAT officers later surrounded Premium Auto Repair, but officers discovered the man shot himself prior to police arriving on the scene.

According to police, the man was alone inside the business.

News 4 is headed to the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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