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Five-Hour Standoff in Reseda Ends With Tear Gas, Bomb Squad

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A five-hour stand-off ended early this morning when SWAT team members fired tear gas into a Reseda home, reports the Daily News.

The officers were there after LAPD responded to a call at around 8:00 p.m. yesterday about a domestic disturbance. A 38-year-old man, whose name hasn't been released, barricaded himself into the home and his girlfriend fled, later being interviewed by police. The immediate area around the home was evacuated.

At 1:00 a.m. this morning, police fired tear gas into the house and the suspect surrendered. No one was hurt. Once officers were inside the home, they discovered what looked like an explosive, prompting a call to the bomb squad. Bomb squad officers determined that the object was inert.