Standoff in Westwood Continues into Rush Hour, Suspect Possibly ID'd
The police standoff that has lasted since mid morning has yet to end outside the Federal Building in Westwood. Veteran Avenue is closed south of Wilshire Boulevard after the suspect led police on a pursuit from his Westchester neighborhood where they and the Secret Service were seeking him on a warrant for reportedly making threats against the White House.
The suspect has been identified as 56-year-old Joe Moshe by the Daily Breeze (police have no officially identified the suspect). "The guy is harmless, but once he gets off his meds he is screaming profanity," said one neighbor to the paper. "He is a sick man. Depressed," his mother added.
Update: The suspect has been arrested.