Barricade suspect in custody following 16-hour standoff in Covina

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A nearly 16-hour standoff between police and a vehicular manslaughter suspect who barricaded himself inside a Covina home finally came to an end Wednesday morning.

The suspect locked himself inside the residence in the 100 block of North Forestdale Avenue just before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Covina Police Department Sgt. Statler said.

Statler confirmed the suspect was wanted on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.

Video from the scene Wednesday morning showed a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad truck had been called to the scene.

About 7 a.m., the sounds of gunshots were heard and tear gas could be seen rising into the air above the home.

A shirtless man was eventually taken from the home by authorities. Police have not identified the suspect involved in the incident.

Residents near the home were evacuated during the standoff as a precaution.

One area resident said the man once yelled at her for driving too slow through the neighborhood.

“He’s always had problems with the neighborhood … He was an unstable guy,” Juanita Baron said.

The suspect was believed to be the only person inside the residence.

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