Man Barricaded Inside South L.A. Home, Prompting SWAT Standoff; Dozens Evacuated

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A SWAT team was called to a home in South Los Angeles after a man barricaded himself inside a home on July 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

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Dozens of residents in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood of South Los Angeles neighborhood were temporarily evacuated early Tuesday after a man brandished a shotgun against his neighbors before locking himself inside a home, according to LAPD.

Officers were called to the 6900 block of Estrella Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Monday after receiving a call regarding the armed man, according to Capt. Mark Reina of the Los Angeles Police Department.

When police arrived, the man locked himself inside his home and refused to come out.

In response, LAPD officers established a perimeter and evacuated some 50 residents from the neighborhood, Reina said.

A SWAT team was also called to the scene.

The incident came to an end before 6 a.m. when the man was taken into custody without incident, according to Reina.

Once the hourslong standoff was resolved, residents were allowed back into their homes.

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