Police fatally shoot man after hours-long standoff and fire at Hollywood home

A man who was holed up inside his Hollywood home Wednesday, leading to a SWAT standoff that lasted several hours, was shot and killed by police after starting a fire inside the home and then confronting officers outside, officials said.

The man’s identity has not been released.

The man was shot about 9:30 a.m. following a standoff that began before dawn in the neighborhood near North 62nd Avenue between Sheridan Street and Taft Street, just east of Florida’s Turnpike.

Smoke began billowing from the home sometime after 9 a.m.

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