In-Law Fight Involving Machete Prompts 4-Hour Standoff

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police say a North Hills man who swung a machete and cut his brother-in-law’s hand during a family dispute prompted a four-hour standoff Tuesday night.

Saul Guevara was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following the standoff at the home near Roscoe Boulevard and Kester Avenue.

Guevara began fighting with his brother-in-law in the backyard when he went back inside the home and grabbed a machete, Los Angeles police Sgt. Sandra Carlson said.

Carlson said Guevara, who reportedly had been drinking, eventually was persuaded by family members to surrender at about midnight.

The victim was taken to a hospital, from where he was released after his wound was stitched, Carlson said.

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