RESEDA ( — A former U.S. military servicemember surrendered to police Friday after he barricaded himself inside a disabled veterans facility in Reseda for several hours.

The Los Angeles Police Department responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call around 7:30 a.m. in the 6500 block of Corbin Avenue, officials said.

“He was armed with a shotgun and very distraught, and he was upset over a relationship issue that had happened,” Sgt. Barry Montgomery said. “When the officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, they were able to do so through a closed window, however, he refused to exit and stated that he did in fact intend to harm himself.”

The veterans hall was evacuated along with about a dozen homes in the area.

Police say the man, who frequented the facility, served in the military for six months before being discharged for an unknown reason.

There are also reports that he had a similar run-in with the law a few years ago.

Corbin was closed in both directions to all traffic between Victory and Vanowen, police said.


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