Man Surrenders Peacefully After Barricading Himself Inside Leimert Park Home: LAPD
A police standoff ended peacefully in Leimert Park on Sunday afternoon, hours after a man barricade himself in a home with three children, officials said.
Shortly before 7 a.m., officers responded to a “domestic-type call” in the area of Arlington Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (map), said Commander Phil Tingirides of the Los Angeles Police Department.
A woman said he had escaped the residence after being threatened by a man, with whom she had “some sort of relationship,” and he was still inside with her three young children, according to the LAPD. Police made contact by telephone with the man, who refused to exit the home, and an hourslong standoff ensued.
A SWAT team was summoned to the scene, Tingirides said, and a police supervisor remained on the phone with the man throughout the incident. He later came out of the residence with two of the children.
“It took us a while to get the youngest child out because there was a couple of dogs in there,” the LAPD commander said. “Everybody is fine,” he added.
No threats were made against any officers, and the man was cooperative after the episode ended, according to police. Investigators were attempting to determine if any crime had occurred.