Studio City Standoff With LAPD Leads to Exchange of Gunfire; 1 in Custody

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Police were in a standoff with an armed man in a residential area of Studio City on Jan. 5, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

One person was in custody after a kidnapping complaint led to an hourslong standoff that in turn prompted a shooting in a residential area of the Studio City, Los Angeles police said.

Authorities were called to the 3900 block of Fredonia Drive (map) near the Cahuenga Pass shortly after 7:30 a.m. for a report of a person armed with a handgun who was trying to hold someone against his or her will, LAPD Officer Jack Richter said.

The person who called police was a kidnapping victim who had escaped, according to Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Torres of the North Hollywood Division. The circumstances that led to the call were not known, Torres said Monday afternoon.

Hours after a SWAT team responded, gunfire was exchanged with police and a suspect was taken into custody, Torres said shortly before 2 p.m. No one was injured.

The Los Angeles Police Department had set up a perimeter in the area, and a KTLA viewer reported residents being told to stay inside for hours.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang and Steve Bien contributed to this article.