South L.A. Barrricade Situation Ends; 3 in Custody

A standoff in South Los Angeles ended Saturday morning when a male who had barricaded himself inside a home was taken into custody, authorities said.

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Police responded to a barricade situation in the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood of South Los Angeles on April 12, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident began about 3 a.m. when officers with the LAPD’s 77th Street Division observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and a pursuit ensued, according to Capt. Darryl Ito of the Los Angeles Police Department.

After the chase ended in the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood of South L.A., “suspects fled from the vehicle,” Ito said. Two females were immediately taken into custody.

“The third suspect forced entry into a residence” in the 200 block of West 112th Street (map), Ito said.

The occupants — except for for a 12-year-old girl — exited the home. Officers then entered the residence and rescued the girl, according to authorities.

Police evacuated other homes in the area during the standoff, which ended hours later when SWAT team members and a K-9 unit entered the residence.

After being taken into custody, the male was loaded into an ambulance and transported from the scene. His condition was not immediately known.