Man in Custody After Allegedly Taking His Mother Hostage in Pico Rivera

A man was taken into custody Friday morning after allegedly holding his mother hostage with a weapon at a home in Pico Rivera, authorities said. A deputy-involved shooting preceded the standoff.

Sky 5 video showed a woman, apparently unharmed, being escorted from the house by law-enforcement officials. Shortly afterward, deputies and SWAT team members brought the handcuffed man out of the house and led him to patrol vehicle.


Deputies were on the scene of a hostage situation at a house in Pico Rivera. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident unfolded at the home near the intersection of Rosemead Boulevard and Slauson Avenue, where the man reportedly used a knife or a hammer to hold the woman captive.

Anti-law-enforcement expletives had been spray-painted in large letters on sheets and on the driveway at the scene.

It was not immediately known if the shooting resulted in any injuries.


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