3 in Custody, All Hostages Safe After Boyle Heights Barricade Ends: LAPD

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Los Angeles police responded to a hostage situation at an apartment in Boyle Heights on Saturday, July 5, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Three people were taken into custody Saturday night after police responded to a barricade situation at an apartment in Boyle Heights, where three hostages had been taken hostage, authorities said.

The hostages were released safely, according to Sgt. Eddie Arangure of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Division.

Officers were called to the 2400 block of Folsom Street (map) about 6 p.m., where at least one armed man was inside the residence with the hostages, Arangure said.

SWAT and bomb squad vehicles were seen at the location, less than half a mile from the intersection of Soto Street and East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue.

The incident ended shortly before 9:30 p.m., police said.

No other information was immediately available.

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