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Assault Suspect Who Barricaded Himself At 2 Locations In 2 Days Now Hospitalized

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NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — An unidentified 45-year-old man who kept police at bay for seven hours in Burbank Friday and more than 10 hours Saturday is now in a hospital after police found him unresponsive.

Authorities say the subject is in serious condition.

Edward Lawrence, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, said after ten hours police moved in after not hearing from the suspect. When they entered the building they noticed a pool of blood.

Police told Lawrence they never fired a weapon so they speculated the suspect harmed himself.

Early reports said the suspect was wanted for burglary. Police have clarified the man is actually wanted for assault with a deadly weapon. He allegedly threatened a former girlfriend and her current boyfriend after kicking in the ex’s door Tuesday at 5 a.m.

Police said they spotted the suspect today in North Hollywood before he was able to find refuge inside a second location.

Authorities were called to the 5300 block of Strohm Avenue about noon Saturday, Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department said.

“This is the same suspect from last night, it’s just a different location,” Herrera said.

About 8 p.m. last night, North Hollywood station detectives contacted the suspect in the 2200 block of West Olive Avenue in Burbank regarding a Thursday burglary in North Hollywood, Herrera said.

“Upon contact, the suspect, believe to have had multiple weapons, barricaded himself inside a location,” Herrera said. “SWAT came out and around 3 a.m. the location was cleared.”

Herrera said the suspect was not found inside the location, but when he was spotted in North Hollywood today authorities were contacted.

Throughout Saturday’s ordeal, residents were asked to stay in their homes. Others were asked to avoid the area.

Anyone with information can call the North Hollywood Area Station at (818) 623-4016.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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