Armed Man Arrested After Barricading Himself Inside Whittier Home for Several Hours: LASD
A man suspected of assault with a deadly weapon was arrested Saturday night after barricading himself inside a Whittier home for several hours, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported in a statement.
Deputies responded to the incident at a home in the 9900 block of Bona Vista Lane around noon on Saturday, the LASD reported.
All of the people who were inside the home safely left the residence, while surrounding homes were evacuated as a safety precaution, officials said.
Special Enforcement Bureau deputies and the Crisis Negotiation Team responded to the scene.
Witnesses told KTLA they saw a “flash bomb” being thrown inside the home during the standoff.
The suspect, who was yet to be identified, surrendered to sheriff’s officials without incident around 8: 24 p.m. Saturday and was taken into custody, officials said.
Charges against the man were pending, according to officials.
The incident remains under investigation.