Armed Suspect Arrested Following 7-Hour SWAT Standoff in Hacienda Heights

A SWAT team used tear gas to apprehend a man officials say shot at a neighbor, then barricaded himself inside his Hacienda Heights home for seven hours on Sunday, authorities said.

Sheriff's deputies deal with an armed, barricaded man at a home in the 2400 block of Punta Del Este Drive in Hacienda Heights on Nov. 18, 2018.

Sheriff's deputies deal with an armed, barricaded man at a home in the 2400 block of Punta Del Este Drive in Hacienda Heights on Nov. 18, 2018.

The standoff began shortly before 6 p.m. at a home in the 2400 block of Punta Del Este Drive, just north of Colima Road, Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Information Bureau said in a written statement.

The suspect, a man estimated to be in his 40s, is suspected of firing a gun at a neighbor, officials said. The neighbor was not struck.

Video recorded by a neighbor shows a man firing at least two shots from a handgun.

But the man holed-up inside his home when deputies arrived and refused orders to come out and surrender, officials said.

Deputies from the Sheriff's Special Enforcement Bureau were summoned to take charge of the scene, along with crisis negotiators and a sheriff's K-9.

Officials used tear gas to flush the man out of the home shortly before 1 a.m. Monday, officials said. His identity was not available.