Cumbria police have confirmed that a 63-year-old man from near Penrith has died following an armed standoff with police.
Officers say the man shot himself at 10:50am this morning at Hardendale Quarry near Shap.
It followed an 11-hour incident involving armed officers who cordoned off an area around the quarry.
The deceased’s family have been updated and are being supported by officers.
The Coroner has been informed.