Man Taken into Custody After Barricading Himself in Downtown L.A. Building for Hours

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A man who had barricaded himself inside a downtown Los Angeles Building late Monday morning has been taken into custody several hours after he allegedly fired a gun, officials said.

Police surround a building in downtown Los Angeles during a search on April 24, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident was reported about 11:50 a.m. near the intersection of East 8th Street and Santee Avenue, Officer Aareon Jefferson told KTLA.

The area was locked down as the search continued and a tactical unit entered a building in the area, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

In a tweet, LAPD officials said SWAT was responding to a "barricaded suspect," and asked residents to stay away from the area.

No injuries have been reported since the shots fired call was made.

He was taken into custody about 4 p.m. Authorities were still searching for a weapon.

KTLA's Jennifer Thang contributed to this story. 

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