An LAPD SWAT team was called out this afternoon to an Atwater Village home after a DWP employee who was going to cut off power to the residence was confronted by a man with what looked like a rifle, according to an officer with the Northeast Division. Police had the suspect contained in the home located near La Clede Avenue and Fletcher Drive. The officer said he had no further details about the incident, which prompted police to block off La Clede north of Fletcher at about 12 p.m., according to one resident.
*Update: Atwater man holds police at bay in standoff over pit bull. The Eastsider