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A woman who had barricaded herself inside a home in Winnetka overnight was taken into custody by SWAT officers early Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.


An investigation was underway in Winnetka after a barricade at a woman’s home came to an end. (Credit: KTLA)

Police initially responded to the 7000 block of Fullbright Avenue (map) after receiving a call around 10:15 p.m. on Monday of a possible suicide in progress, LAPD Officer Kevin Archer said.

When officers arrived, they discovered a woman was inside the home by herself, according to Archer.

The woman refused to come out, Archer said.

There were conflicting reports from the LAPD about whether the woman had a number of weapons registered.

The incident prompted the SWAT team to respond.

About 15-20 nearby residences were evacuated to nearby Fullbright Elementary School while the woman was barricaded in the home, according to police.

The woman surrendered without incident shortly before 5:30 a.m., according to the LAPD’s Topanga Division.

Authorities were conducting a search of the residence, an LAPD captain at the scene said.

No other details were available.

KTLA’s Wendy Burch, Crystal Garcia and Justin Burton contributed to this report.

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