Man Arrested After Holding Father at Gunpoint in Standoff at South L.A. Home
A man was taken into custody Tuesday night after an hourslong standoff with sheriff’s deputy during which he held his father hostage at gunpoint.
Deputies responded to the home in the 1300 block of West 109th Place around 6 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about a domestic disturbance that ended in a hang-up, according to Sgt. Robert Weber with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
When deputies arrived at the residence, a woman ran outside and told them her son was holding her husband at gunpoint, Weber said.
Just after 10 p.m., the father was allowed to leave the home unharmed, but his son remained barricaded inside.
The man finally surrendered to deputies around 11 p.m. and was taken into custody according to a tweet from the sheriff’s department.
A number of homes in the surrounding area were evacuated as a precaution.
Several streets were also shut down and motorists were asked to stay away from the area of West 109th Place, West 109th Street and West 110th Street, between Normandie and Vermont avenues.