East Hollywood --  A domestic violence suspect who allegedly led police on a chase and then barricaded himself in an apartment building for several hours was taken into custody this morning, authorities said.

The incident began about 2:15 a.m., when deputies went to a residence in the East Los Angeles after a woman reported that she was the victim of domestic violence, according to the sheriff's department.

When deputies arrived, they saw a man matching the description of the suspect driving away, and they began chasing him. The chase led to an apartment building in the 4300 block of Lockwood Avenue, where the suspect was believed to be hiding.

Deputies and Los Angeles police officers went to the scene, and a perimeter was established. The standoff was continuing after 8:30 a.m., the sheriff's department reported.

The man was taken into custody about 11 a.m., according to the sheriff's department. His name was not immediately released.

Several apartment nearby apartment buildings had to be evacuated, reports CBS2.

This story was updated with news of the suspect being taken into custody

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