Man barricades and shoots himself in blood center

Lewisville police are investigating a suicide inside an office of a Carter BloodCare.

The center is located in the strip shopping center at 1565 W. Main St.

An off-duty officer saw the man shooting at the door around 8:30 pm Monday.

The man went inside after blowing out the glass and barricaded himself.

SWAT members were called to get the man out, but the man had taken his own life.

Police say he left gasoline and a duffel bag behind.

A bomb squad is currently investigating the contents inside the bag.

Police talked to representatives of Carter BloodCare in an attempt to figure out why the man chose this location.

Carter representatives say they are unaware of any disgruntled employees or anyone fired lately that might be an issue.

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