After an hours-long barricade situation Tuesday, an armed suspect on Catalina Island was taken into custody by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, officials said

The incident, located in the 300 block of Wrigley Terrace Road in Avalon, was reported at around 12:30 p.m., according to an LASD news release

Authorities said that personnel with the department’s Special Enforcement Bureau SWAT took tactical command of the situation while members of the Crisis Negotiation Team were enroute to the location “to make contact with the suspect” and bring the situation to a “peaceful resolution.”  

  • Deputies responded to a barricaded suspect on Catalina Island on Jan. 24, 2023. (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)
  • Deputies responded to a barricaded suspect on Catalina Island on Jan. 24, 2023. (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)
  • Deputies responded to a barricaded suspect on Catalina Island on Jan. 24, 2023. (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)
  • Deputies responded to a barricaded suspect on Catalina Island on Jan. 24, 2023. (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

The circumstances leading up to the standoff are unclear, but officials did confirm that the suspect had fired shots from the location.  

Officials did not provide a suspect description.  

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact LASD’s Avalon Station at 310-510-0174. Anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or online at L.A. Crime Stoppers

Avalon is the only incorporated city on Catalina Island, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County.