Authorities: Man kills himself on steps of Ohio Statehouse


    Authorities say a man killed himself on the steps of Ohio's capitol.

    State Highway Patrol officials tell the Columbus Dispatch ( that the man shot himself outside the front door of the Statehouse on Monday evening.

    Lt. Craig Cvetan (suh-VEHT'-ehn) says the 23-year-old man from the Columbus suburb of Franklin Township was pronounced dead at the scene. He says the man was not a state employee.

    Cvetan says it's unclear why the man killed himself.

    Authorities say nobody saw the shooting, but the man was seen on Statehouse grounds just before the gunshot.

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