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Suspect Arrested After 7-Hour Rooftop Standoff

rooftop-standoffLOS ANGELES (KTLA) — A possible murder suspect has been arrested after a seven-hour rooftop standoff with police in Jefferson Park.

It all began around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Police were looking for a murder suspect, and believed the man had some connection to the crime.

Officers tried to stop and talk to the man, but he was uncooperative and jumped onto the roof of a building, refusing to come down.

The suspect was not armed, but he remained on the roof for almost seven hours.

According to police, around 2 a.m., the suspect was shot with bean bags.

He sustained injuries from trying to jump from the roof, but they weren’t believed to be serious. He was arrested and taken to the hospital.

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