HIGHLAND PARK — A female robbery suspect has been involved in an hours-long standoff with officers today, keeping a SWAT team at bay while police and media helicopters hovered over head. The standoff in the 5700 block of Aldama Street began this morning after deputies with the L.A. County Sheriff tried to serve a search warrant, according to and LAPD spokesman.
Eastsider contributor Nathan Solis, on his Twitter feed, said a warning issued from the police helicopter said. “You don’t want to suffer the consequences of being gassed out of your house.”
* Update @ 2:39 p.m: The standoff appears to be over. A loud bang was heard at the scene, said Solis. The sheriff’s department, in a brief statement, said that another adult was believed to be inside the location. The sheriff’s SWAT team was brought in to assist the department’s Transit Services Bureau, which polices Metro bus and rail lines.
Highland Park residents have been posting their accounts of the standoff on social media: