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2nd Child Hostage-SWAT Situation in 2 Days

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An 11-hour standoff between a man and Pasadena SWAT ended early this morning when the man, who was injured with two gunshot wounds by police at some point during the situation, surrendered himself. Carlos Artivia, 45, was holding his 9-year-old son inside on the 1500 block of North El Molino Avenue. On Sunday evening, LA County SWAT killed a man who shot and injured his wife and was holding his 2-year-old daughter hostage inside his Lynwood home.