Police say they shot and killed a man who had barricaded himself inside a Seattle apartment, resulting in an hours-long standoff.

Streets around the apartment in the Capitol Hill neighborhood were blocked Friday as negotiators tried to speak with the man. Authorities responded after early morning reports of a man firing a gun inside the apartment. Nearby residents were evacuated.

Seattle Police said on their Twitter that the "officer involved shooting" was a "confirmed fatality." No officers were injured.

No other information was immediately available.