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Hours-Long SWAT Standoff In Downtown L.A. Ends With Suspect Taken Into Custody [Updated]
Update [4:44 p.m.]: The suspect was taken into custody at 4:15 p.m. according to Detective Mike Lopez. The arrest happened with no use of force and a firearm was located.
Several streets remain closed in downtown Los Angeles as an hours-long standoff between SWAT officers and a suspected gunman barricaded in a building near the intersection of 8th and Santee streets continues. Officers first received a call just before 12 p.m. from a witness reporting shots fired at a moving vehicle in the area. The suspect, who is allegedly male and between 20 to 30 years old, barricaded himself in an apartment building, according NBC LA. Police directed traffic away from the area, with SWAT officers engaging in a standoff with the suspect. No one was hit by the gunfire, according to City News Service.
LAPD's @PDPIOJosh gives an update on #dtla barricade. @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/DXmlOrLFGh— Claudia Peschiutta (@ReporterClaudia) April 24, 2017
LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told LAist that an arrest has yet to be made, and that streets are closed for two blocks around the intersection of 8th and Santee in both directions.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.