Cops say RI man killed himself after foreclosure

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police believe a man in Rhode Island barricaded himself in his home, set it on fire and then killed himself after being served with foreclosure papers.

Warwick Police Capt. Joseph Coffey says authorities responded to a report of gunshots and fire at home on Greylawn Avenue on Monday morning. A constable attempting to serve the foreclosure papers heard the shots after the resident locked the door and refused to allow anyone in.

Coffey says the man threw a package addressed to police through a basement window. The item prompted authorities to evacuate nearby homes and call in bomb technicians. The package contained two binders of material.

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