A homicide suspect was taken into custody Tuesday after Los Angeles police officers surrounded a motel in Venice for several hours.

The police activity was focused on Lincoln Inn motel near the intersection of Lincoln and Venice boulevards.

Video from the scene showed officers positioned around the motel with a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter circling overhead.

Much of the area was blocked off by law enforcement throughout the afternoon and drivers were encouraged to avoid the area while police were on scene.

Just before 5:30 p.m., LAPD officials said the suspect was taken into custody by SWAT team officers.

Lincoln Blvd. has since reopened to traffic, police said.

At this time, no information has been released about the suspect, including which crime they are linked to.