SWAT officers were on the scene of an apartment building in Whittier where a man had been believed to be holding a woman hostage on Thursday evening.
Police were called to the scene of a disturbance reported in the 7900 block of Bright Avenue (map) at about 4 p.m., according to Lt. Mike Przybyl of the Whittier Police Department.
Arriving officers found several windows broken out of the home and heard yelling, Przybyl said.
A man was believed to be inside the home holding a woman hostage, but the relationship between them was not clear, he said.
A SWAT team from the Los Angles County Sheriff’s Department was on scene.
Aerial video showed an officer pulling a child and then a woman from a window in a neighboring apartment, and dozens of officers remained on scene, surrounding the apartment complex.
A nearby Boys & Girls Club was on lockdown, a membership coordinator said.
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KTLA’s Nidia Becerra Tijerino and Feven Kiflegiorgis contributed to this article.