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Man Armed With A Shotgun Barricaded Himself In A Hotel Downtown
A man barricaded himself in a room at a Downtown L.A. hotel this morning, resulting in a nearly 6-hour standoff with police and SWAT teams.
ABC-7 reports that the man allegedly pulled out a shotgun after getting into an argument with a neighbor. As the neighbor then ran to call police, the suspect locked himself inside a room on the third floor of the Union Hotel at 705 E. 9th St, in the Fashion District. Witnesses told ABC that at one point, the suspect was pointing the shotgun at people on the street.
According to CBS L.A., the other residents of the motel were evacuated during the standoff, loaded onto a Metro bus and taken to the police station at S. San Pedro and E. 3rd streets to wait it out as a precaution.
A SWAT team was called and a tactical vehicle known as a BearCat was used as 9th Street was shut down. ABC reported the SWAT team used a camera (attached to what looked like a really long selfie stick) to get a peek into the suspect's unit.
City News Service reports the man was taken into custody shortly after 9 a.m., and that no injuries were reported.
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