2 Taken Into Custody After Man Barricades Himself in East Hollywood Apartment

Two people were taken into custody hours after a police SWAT team responded to a man barricaded inside of an East Hollywood apartment, an LAPD spokeswoman said.


A SWAT team responded to a man barricaded inside an East Hollywood apartment building on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.

The SWAT team had been posted outside the building for several hours Monday following reports of a man with a knife, police said.

The standoff ended around 7:30 p.m. after two people came out from the apartment, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Sally Madera.

Both were transported to a local hospital and treated for unknown injuries, authorities said.

The incident is under investigation.

The man was barricaded inside a residence on the 1200 block of North Vermont Avenue (map), according to police.

The initial call about a man with a knife came in around 1:15 p.m., Madera said.

Multiple patrol cars were on scene, in addition to a SWAT truck, video from the scene showed.

Vermont Avenue was blocked off with police tape during the confrontation.