Police and suspect in standoff in Echo Park *

LAPD officers on scene/Photo by Echo Park resident

Police have blocked off streets in the Elysian Heights section of Echo Park this afternoon after a suspect barricaded himself in a home near Wolcott Way and Peru Street.  Sgt. Legaspi with the Northeast Division said officer responded to a call for service at the location but had not other details about the incident.  Numerous police cars and fire trucks have converged in the area at about 1 p.m. as a police helicopter hovers overhead, according to residents.

* Update @ 1:49 p.m. One man was taken into custody, and no one was injured during the incident, according to Legaspi. A Wolcott Way resident said neighbors reported that an intruder had entered their home.  Police appeared to be ready to fire a tear gas shell into the house when they were notified that the suspect had been found down the hill from the home, according to the resident.


  1. Thank you for the info and for the tweet as well. We weren’t sure we could leave the house.

  2. Anyone know which house it was? Hopefully the new buyers at 1902 know this and drive the price down!

    • It was the blue house right at the top of Peru. The suspect must have come up the staircase at the end of Landa and broke into the house. I wonder if anyone was home at the time…

  3. The blue house?, Wow, that’s LL Cool J’s late father’s house

  4. I thought LAPD was present because of that crap being “built” on Allesandro. Where did the birds go Jon Campbell of ENVIRON?

  5. they were going to throw tear gas into the house???
    By “barricaded” does this mean there was a robber in an empty house who wouldn’t come out when police arrived? Or was it a hostage situation? Was S.W.A.T. involved? Let us know what you find out about the initial criminal activity and then the police response. thanks!

  6. LAPD helicopter is circling over the same location right now as we speak. What is going on with this neighborhood?

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