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SWAT Responding to Police Standoff in Westwood

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Since this morning, police have been in a standoff with a pursuit suspect wanted on a warrant, reportedly over threats to the White House and possibly other charges. The chase began in Westchester around 10 a.m., heading north on the 405 freeway before entering the Westwood neighborhood when the car entered the driveway of the Federal Building at Wilshire and Veteran. Once there, police blocked him in and he has been refusing to leave the car since Veteran Avenue is closed down near Wilshire and a nearby apartment building was evacuated as a precautionary measure. The bomb squad was called out earlier and at 1:45 p.m., the SWAT Team from downtown was deployed to the scene, according to the LAPD. An armored personal vehicle, which is used when a suspect may have heavier weaponry, was also deployed to the front of the car. UPDATE, 5 p.m.: Standoff still ongoing, suspect possibly identified. UPDATE, 7:45 p.m.: The suspect has been arrested.