Law-enforcement personnel took a man into custody after a standoff that lasted several hours Wednesday morning at a business in the Florence area of South L.A., authorities said.
Deputies and a SWAT team responded at 5:20 a.m. to the 8600 block of Hooper Avenue in unincorporated Los Angeles, “regarding a male adult robbery suspect who has barricaded himself at the location,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
Sky5 video also showed several Los Angeles Police Department vehicles and officers at the Ranch Market, a store near the intersection of Hooper Avenue and Firestone Boulevard.
An armored sheriff’s vehicle was seen near the front entrance to the building, where a man had apparently triggered a silent alarm after forcing his way in though a skylight.
After an extensive search of the building, a special weapons team was able to take the man into custody, the sheriff’s department stated in a news release.
He was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.
There were no reports of school lockdowns in the area. However, a one-block radius surrounding the scene was closed off, resulting in the re-routing of Metro buses.