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Man found dead after 19-hour stand-off with armed police in Llwydcoed

A man has been found dead after a 19-hour stand-off with armed police in Wales.

Officers were called to reports of a man believed to be in possession of a gun in village of Llwydcoed in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, at 4.45pm on Sunday.

Residents were told to stay inside their homes and people were warned to avoid the area, 20 miles northwest of Cardiff, during the incident.

The body of a man was discovered by officers inside a property in the village around 11.45am today.

South Wales Police confirmed the incident has now concluded in a statement posted on Facebook this afternoon.

A number of roads closed have now reopened, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council said.

A police cordon remains in place and the scene is being preserved.

The man’s family are being supported by specially trained police officers.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file of evidence is now being prepared for the coroner.

Chief Inspector Matt Codd thanked residents for their understanding and co-operation during the incident.

He said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man who was found deceased within the property and we are providing support to them at this difficult time.”

The force has referred the matter to police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

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