HIGHLAND PARK – A man is now in custody following an hours-long armed standoff in Highland Park Monday night that ended after police used tear gas and a Taser against the suspect, reports CBS 2.
Officers evacuated residents after receiving a report of a man threatening to kill his stepfather and acting erratically in the street near York Boulevard between Avenue 52 and Avenue 54 at about 10 pm. SWAT teams were called for assistance after the man, who was armed with a knife, barricaded himself inside an apartment, police said.
Tear gas and a Taser were used to end the standoff and apprehend the suspect. He was then taken to a hospital to be evaluated for any Taser wounds, said Officer Drake Madison with LAPD’s media relations department told The Eastsider.
No officers were injured.
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Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
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