WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) —   A barricade situation that started Saturday afternoon continued into the late evening in Whittier, police said.

The barricade situation start around 3:15 p.m. in the 15600 block of Leffingwell Road, according to authorities.

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A SWAT team with the LA County Sheriff’s Department responded to the location and tried to ascertain whether the armed suspect had hostages.

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After several hours, it was determined the suspect is holed up alone.

The suspect was reportedly shooting a weapon in the immediate area.

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When officers arrived to investigate, they said the man fled.