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Man who threatened to harm himself found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound in Foxborough home

A man who had threatened to harm himself inside a Foxborough home Friday drew a large public safety response, including a SWAT team, before he was ultimately found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said.

The man was identified as Jeffrey Scott, 43, who lived at the McKenzie Lane home where he was found, according to the office of Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey.

“The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office joins responding law enforcement officers in extending our condolences to Mr. Scott’s surviving family and friends,” a spokesman said in a statement.

Scott was discovered by a bomb disposal robot inside a basement storage room in the home, State Police spokesman David Procopio said in an e-mail.


Foxborough police received a report about 9:30 a.m. of a resident in possible need of assistance at a home on McKenzie Lane, the department said in a statement posted to Facebook.

Officers arrived to find Scott had a gun and was threatening to harm himself, so they remained outside and called for assistance, according to the statement.

Personnel from the Foxborough Fire Department, State Police, Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Communication Center, and the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council, or MetroLEC, a regional special tactics agency, responded to the scene, police said.

“When the subject did not respond to calls from family or police, we were able to deploy a robotic camera into the home,” Foxborough Police Chief Michael Grace said in the statement.

The robot found Scott dead of an apparently self-inflicted wound, and officers went inside to locate the body, police said.

No officers fired their weapons, according to Grace.

An autopsy on the body will be conducted by the state medical examiner’s office. The matter remains under investigation, according to State Police.

John R. Ellement of the Globe Staff contributed to this report.


Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at jeremy.fox@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jeremycfox.