Armed Man Who Barricaded Himself in South L.A. Apartment Is Taken Into Custody: LAPD

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An armed man who barricaded himself inside a South Los Angeles apartment complex Tuesday morning has been taken into custody following an hours-long standoff, police said.

LAPD officials respond to the scene of a barricaded suspect in South Los Angeles on May 8, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

LAPD officials respond to the scene of a barricaded suspect in South Los Angeles on May 8, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Police responded to a report of a man with a gun who fired a shot into the air about 2:35 a.m. in the 1100 block of West 42nd Street.

The man went back inside the home and has not come out, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The home and surrounding residences were evacuated and no injuries were reported. SWAT was called to the home.

Nearby Manual Arts High School was open for class Tuesday.

The man remained barricaded at 9:30 a.m. and officials are working to reach a "peaceful resolution," police tweeted. The man was taken into custody shortly after.

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