Updated at 10:02 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7:
Tonawanda (WSYR-TV/WKBW-TV) – Police in a suburban Buffalo school district say that a man who they believe set fire to a house and was also involved in a domestic incident that reportedly involved shots being fired has been found dead.
According to Eyewitness News WKBW in Buffalo
, police confirmed that 60-year-old Joe Hollywood was dead at 4:55 p.m. on Monday, but are not able to say if his death was caused by the fire or the result of some other self-inflicted act.
Officials responded earlier in the day after 911 dispatchers received a call from a woman who said a man had set their home on fire and had threatened to kill her. Eyewitness News
says Hollywood threatened the woman with a gun.
When firefighters responded, they could not immediately attack the fire because Hollywood had not been found.
The Kenmore/Town of Tonawanda School District, as well as several nearby neighborhoods, were under lockdown, but it was lifted at 1:10 p.m., although Hollywood was still unaccounted for.
Hollywood had a lengthy and colorful history of problems with the law according to The Buffalo News
. In 2000, he was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct after being tackled in the tunnel behind the end zone while dressed as Santa during a Bills/Colts game at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
For more information on the incident, visit Eyewitness News