Police Arrest Suspect After 3-Hour Standoff In West Hills

WEST HILLS (CBS) — Los Angeles police arrested a suspect, possibly armed and on drugs, after he was holed up in a pickup truck for hours in the West Hills area.

Authorities pinned a SWAT vehicle against the truck. The suspect later crawled out of the passenger window and was taken into custody.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou Reports

Police said the incident apparently evolved from an argument the man was having with a girlfriend at a home in suburban Canoga Park.

Two nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution in the 7700 block of Sedan Avenue.

According to reports from the scene, firefighters went to a residence to treat the man for a possible drug overdose, and they called police when he sped away in a pickup truck.

The incident remained under investigation.

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  • luna

    “HOLED UP” do you think them mean Hold up??

    • Ramalamma

      Nope, they meant “HOLED UP” as in he is hiding out like a rabbit in a hole….if they said “Hold up” that wouldn’t be proper English…just saying….

    • CJ

      Holed up means you are hiding, usually so that other people cannot find you.
      Hold up means a delay, etc, etc.

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