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Armed Man Barricades Self In Downtown Apartment Building, SWAT Team At The Scene
A man armed with a gun barricaded himself in a downtown building on Monday afternoon, leading police to evacuate nearby businesses. A SWAT team is currently on the scene and the incident remains ongoing. The building is on 2nd Street just east of Alameda Street near Little Tokyo, and there are some street closures in the area.
#LAPD News Armed barricaded suspect area of 2nd/Alameda in #DTLA. #SWAT is enroute. Stay clear of the area. Media staging 1st east of Hewitt— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 3, 2017
LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told LAist that the man, who is described as a white male, first barricaded himself in the fourth floor apartment at around 1:20 p.m. According to KNX's Claudia Peschiutta, authorities have said that the man is possibly suicidal or mentally ill.
"We expect everybody from the area to stay away," Lopez told LAist.
LAPD SWAT unit on scene near 2nd/Alameda in downtown LA for barricaded suspect w/ gun. PD here says called out as possible suicide. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/b9jN9XC8Wi— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 3, 2017
The scene at Hewitt and 2nd in downtown LA. Police say armed/possibly suicidal man believed to be barricaded inside an apt. @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/4MsWUpp1Tk— Claudia Peschiutta (@ReporterClaudia) July 3, 2017
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