LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man held Los Angeles police officers at bay for more than three hours Friday before surrendering peacefully.

The incident began just after noon when police were called out to Arleta Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard in Panorama City on a report of a man being violent, LAPD Sgt. Barbara Riggs said.

Riggs said the man threatened officers and ran away, barricading himself inside a garage.

“They set up a perimeter and SWAT was called in because they believed he was armed,” Riggs said. “While SWAT was setting up, he walked out and turned himself in.”

The man’s name was not immediately released.

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Comments (3)
  1. Mr , Time says:

    He was smart to walk out with his hand’s clean; as we all know how itchy fingered SWAT teams are: But they the SWAT team’s will never go after the CA DRUG CARTEL’S; They just set on there butt’s and wait for the phone call to kill easy sport; ( SOFT Target’s; ) Or nut case’s; Let’s put these SWAT TEAM’S into HOT area’s all over America. Let them do what they LOVE and enjoy; Let them do what they have been TRAINED to do KILL all pest’s. Let’s start with ( ALL ) of the TERRORIST MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL’S here in America; What say ye AMERICA???

  2. HooDatIS? says:

    next time throw explosives in the building and shoot the fools who run out then just carry on like nothing ever happened
    these losers should be shamed

    1. Mr , Time says:

      You all forgot to tell about which is your ( FAVORITE HARDWARE STORE ) for explosives Mr, HooDatIS…

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