ECHO PARK — Police have blocked off Echo Park Avenue tonight in what is described as a standoff with a man who allegedly violated a restraining order. It’s not clear if the man is armed, said Sgt. Frank Gonzalez with the LAPD Northeast Division.
Officers closed Echo Park Avenue near Effie Street, according to residents.
Update @ 6:50 pm: Echo Park remains blocked to all vehicle traffic and pedestrians. Residents say the suspect is located in a home on an alley east of Echo Park Avenue.
Update @ 7:12 pm: LAPD SWAT team and K-9 units were seen headed to the scene of the standoff.
Update @ 9 pm: The suspect is armed and located inside a garage, according ABC7.
Update @ 9:43 pm: Unconfirmed reports that police may have fired tear gas.
Update @ 10:07 pm: Police apprehended a 60-year-old white male and are now searching for weapons, according to an LAPD spokesman.
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