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COTTONWOOD, Ariz. - Authorities in northern Arizona say a man fatally shot himself after robbing a credit union in Cottonwood.

Cottonwood police received a call from a Credit Union West employee shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday who said the credit union had been robbed at a gunpoint and the robber had fled on foot.

Police say the employee gave a description of the robber.

Officers later responded to a report of a man with a rifle jumping over the fence onto a homeowner's property.

Police say they saw a man running through a field and asked him to show his hands, but the man turned the gun on himself.

Authorities say the name of the 38-year-old man is being withheld until his relatives can be notified.

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