Man Taken Into Custody With K-9’s Help After Hourslong Standoff at Temple City In-N-Out Burger

A man who triggered a burglary alarm at a Temple City In-N-Out burger was taken into custody after barricading himself inside the restaurant for more than 10 hours on Monday.

Deputies first responded to a business in the 10600 block of Lower Azusa Road after receiving an alarm call around 2:40 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Video from the scene also showed multiple law enforcement vehicles near the fast-food restaurant.

Deputies arrived at the scene and located a man inside, and they believed he was supposed to be there, said Deputy Trina Schrader, a spokeswoman for the department. At 2:30 p.m., Officer Dangelo Robinson said one person has been detained.

Officers found the man inside the roof structure of the In-N-Out with help from Deek, a Patterdale Terrier trained to work in confined spaces, the Sheriff's Department's Special Enforcement Bureau tweeted.

“They did contain the area and repeatedly asked him to exit the location so they could speak with him, and find out if he did have authorization to be inside the building," Schrader said earlier.

The department contacted the restaurant's managers, who confirmed he did not belong inside the building.

Deputies eventually evacuated the area as the individual would not respond to their commands to leave, according to Schrader.

A Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Bureau team was called out to the scene along with crisis negotiators amid the standoff.

A warrant was issued for authorities to go inside the business, Schrader said shortly before noon.

No additional information was immediately released.

 

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