LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man was arrested Tuesday morning after a standoff in the Harbor Gateway area, authorities said.

Police surrounded a home in the 1500 block of West 213th Street after the suspect allegedly fired a shotgun in the backyard around 3 a.m.

Some neighbors were evacuated while a SWAT team worked to take him into custody.

The standoff lasted for five hours, Richard French of the LAPD said.

The neighbor who reported the shotgun blast said the man’s father recently died and that he may have been drinking earlier in the day.

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Comments (5)
  1. slim60 says:

    Ill bet my paycheck this man was an illegal alien

  2. Greg Munoz says:

    Thanks Bud. I’ll take your paycheck. I know this person. He is white & was born in California.

  3. nicole says:

    yes, as will I epically considering you are willing to make a bet on someone who is hurting so badly…think before you speak. thanks, and this info is incorrect, he has not been arrested.

  4. Gwen Oropallo says:

    This person is NOT a criminal. He is going through alot of hardship. Typical how people love to assume and judge!

  5. Cynthia says:

    This article is not correct. The man died of a self inflicted gunshot to his chest. That would make it impossible for him to have been arrested. Very sad situation!

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