Tear Gas Ends Standoff at Home of “American Pie” Actor

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS (KTLA) — A real-life drama played out at the Hollywood Hills home of actor Eddie Kay Thomas on Wednesday, after a woman reportedly turned on him with a knife.

amer-pie-standoffThomas is best known for his role as Paul Finch in the “American Pie” movies.

Police were called to the 2500 block of Hargrave Drive just after 1:00 p.m. about a house guest who refused to leave and started ransacking the home.

“The suspect was a guest overnight and this morning was asked to leave, refused to leave, became agitated, armed herself with a knife,” LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman said.

“Some information presented that she pulled some phones out of the wall,” he added.

Police responded with tactical teams and a helicopter.

The unidentified woman kept authorities at bay for about five and a half hours. Tear gas was eventually used to get her to surrender.

The woman was taken into custody about 6:30 p.m. She will likely face charges of assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.

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