Person Who Shot at Officers From Inside Culver City Hotel Taken Into Custody

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tweeted this photo of authorities responding to a barricaded situation outside a hotel in Culver City on Jan 7, 2019.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tweeted this photo of authorities responding to a barricaded situation outside a hotel in Culver City on Jan 7, 2019.

A person who allegedly shot at officers from inside a Culver City hotel Monday morning has been taken into custody, officials said.

The incident was first reported about 5:40 a.m., when Culver City police responded to a call about a possible suicidal person at the Ramada Inn Hotel at 3930 Sepulveda Blvd.

Responding officers tried to make contact with the person, who then fired multiple rounds through the door, police said. The officers did not return fire and no injuries were reported.

The person has not come out of the hotel and the Ramada Inn and surrounding areas have been evacuated, police said. Authorities are treating the incident as a barricaded situation.

Motorists and residents were asked to avoid the area. Sepulveda Boulevard at Pigott Street, Sepulveda Boulevard at Venice Boulevard, as well as the 405 northbound offramp at Washington Boulevard were closed during the response.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Enforcement Bureau responded and took the person into custody without further incident.

No further details about the person or the incident have been released.

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