A 12-hour standoff with police at a Halifax-area home ended early Sunday after RCMP entered the residence and found the man dead.

RCMP Const. Tammy Lobb says officers were called to a residence on Fieldwood Circle in Cole Harbour just before noon Saturday.

She says a 48-year-old man had barricaded himself inside home and was alone.

Police say around 12 a.m. Sunday, officers entered the residence without incident and found the man dead.

Police will not be releasing the victim’s name.

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