SYLMAR (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said they were involved with a possibly suicidal man in Sylmar who refused to leave his home.
The 60-something man was barricaded inside a home in the 14300 block of Raven Street from about 5:15 p.m. Sunday, police said.READ MORE: USC Places Sigma Nu Fraternity On Interim Suspension After Reports Of 'Possible Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assaults'
Authorities do not believe the man was holding hostages.
SWAT team negotiators and police were unsuccessful in talking the man out.READ MORE: Long Beach Man Killed In Fatal Collision
The man is believed to be armed, said Sgt. Francisco Wheeling of the LAPD’s Mission Station.
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