SWAT Team Apprehends Barricaded, Armed Suspect After Standoff at West Hollywood High-Rise Apartment

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A sheriff's SWAT team arrested a man following an hourslong standoff at a West Hollywood apartment building, where officials said he barricaded himself with a gun Tuesday afternoon.

It began shortly after noon in the 900 block of Doheny Drive when officers responded to a call about a "disturbance" between the landlord and a tenant, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said.

A neighbor said the man who lives at the home suffers some some sort of psychiatric issue and requires medication. Others said he'd acted erratically before, but nothing escalated as far as it did Tuesday.

Authorities have not released the suspect's name.

Residents said they were ordered to stay inside during the lengthy ordeal, not knowing exactly what was going on.

"That was the first thing I saw, was guys run out and yell, 'It's an active shooter situation,'" neighbor Brad Nuemann said. "So it was pretty frightening, especially for this area right on Doheny, you don't really see a lot of trouble around here."

Police could be heard over loudspeakers telling the suspect to surrender. A man was heard yelling back. At one point, flash-bang grenades were detonated.

Social media videos show the barricaded suspect throwing household items off his balcony.

A crisis negotiation team, a K-9 and deputies from neighboring stations were all summoned to help.

Crews spoke to the suspect over several hours but he refused to surrender, according to the Sheriff's Department. Deputies eventually used a chemical agent to get inside, the agency added.

Sheriff's officials announced about 5:30 p.m. that the suspect has been taken into custody safely. No deputies were hurt.

Video from the scene showed he was wheeled out on a stretcher, but deputies did not say the man was injured.

Traffic through the area remained snarled well into the afternoon as a result of the standoff.

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