Deputies in Carson were involved in a standoff with a man who barricaded himself inside a van in a McDonald’s parking lot Wednesday.
Authorities received a call at 5:20 a.m. about a man in the 20300 block of Avalon Boulevard (map) threatening to kill himself or shoot officers if they tried to approach him, Sgt. Binion of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
The man had barricaded himself inside a van in a McDonald’s parking lot, Binion said.
Nearby businesses were evacuated during the standoff and crisis negotiators were called to the scene, Binion said.
Aerial video from Sky5 showed the man sitting in the front seat of a large white van or bus with the driver’s side door open.
Authorities did not confirm if the man actually had a gun.
The man exited the van about 8:11 a.m. with his hands up and was taken into custody.
KTLA’s Alberto Mendez contributed to this report.