Police: Man in Custody After Standoff at South L.A. Market

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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.

South Los Angeles Florence Standoff

A man believed to be involved in an hours-long standoff in South Los Angeles was taken to a hospital Wednesday, (Credit: KTLA)

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.


Multiple law-enforcement agencies responded to South L.A. business Wednesday morning, after a man had reportedly barricaded himself after entering through a skylight. (Credit: KTLA)

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.