Man in Custody After Allegedly Breaking Into Home in Encino; Resident Injured in Altercation: Police

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A man was taken into custody after allegedly breaking into a home in Encino on May 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A man was taken into custody Tuesday morning after allegedly breaking into a home in Encino, where an altercation left a resident injured, authorities said.

Shortly before 6 a.m., officers responded to a report of an individual running through backyards in the 4100 block of Hayvenhurst Drive, said Capt. Rafael Ramirez of the Los Angeles Police Department.

“Apparently that individual did break into one of the residences” and was confronted by the homeowners, one of whom was injured in the altercation, according to the captain. The male resident was transported to a hospital “as a precaution,” Ramirez said.

The intruder fled but was apprehended a short distance from the home, according to police. News video from Sky5 later showed Los Angeles Fire Department personnel wheeling him out of the LAPD’s West Valley station on a gurney and placing him in an ambulance, for transportation to a hospital. The nature and extent of his possible injuries were unclear.

A spokesperson for the West Valley Division later described the incident as a family dispute, but could not provide any additional details.