Pursuit Suspect in Custody Following Hourslong Standoff in East Hollywood

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Authorities ended up in an hourslong standoff Tuesday morning when a driver who led them on a pursuit entered an East Hollywood apartment and refused to come out.

The incident began as a domestic violence call in East Los Angeles, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.

The suspect fled as deputies arrived, prompting the early morning chase.

Authorities followed the driver to the 4300 block of Lockwood Avenue, where he exited the vehicle and went into an apartment.

It was unclear if the man lives in the building or just ran into a random apartment.

Video from the scene showed a large law enforcement presence, including SWAT officers, outside the apartment building just after 6 a.m.

Officials have not identified the suspect but were using the name “Salvador” to communicate with him by a loud speaker during the standoff.

The Sheriff’s Department announced the suspect had been taken into custody in a tweet posted just after 11 a.m.

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