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Knife-Wielding Woman Refuses to Leave Home of 'American Pie' Actor

Actor Eddie Kaye Thomas at the 2012 premiere of 'American Reunion' in Los Angeles (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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A woman who spent the night at the Hollywood Hills home of actor Eddie Kaye Thomas refused to leave Wednesday morning, and armed with a knife remained barricaded inside during a police standoff that lasted nearly six-and-a-half hours.

Thomas, best known for playing Paul Finch in the "American Pie" film series, was initially in his home and was held at knifepoint by the unidentified suspect, according to unconfirmed reports, says CBS2. Thomas allegedly escaped and contacted authorities, who surrounded the residence.

The Los Angeles Police Department sharpshooters were brought to the scene, and negotiations were attempted before ultimately SWAT officers set off diversionary flash- bang grenades and fired teargas into the home in order to retrieve the woman, according to City News Service.

The suspect, described only as a woman in her late teens or early 20s, was taken into custody at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. In addition to the standoff, the suspect is facing felony vandalism charges for allegedly trashing property inside Thomas' home.

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The incident had another star on edge: Thomas' neighbor Minnie Driver. The actress chronicled her experience on Twitter:

Fortunately Driver and her son pulled through.

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