SYLMAR (    —  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.

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Authorities do not believe the man was holding hostages.

SWAT team negotiators and police were unsuccessful in talking the man out.

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The man is believed to be armed, said Sgt. Francisco Wheeling of the LAPD’s Mission Station.

Authorities were first alerted to the man’s situation by a family friend who said he was concerned about the man’s emotional state.

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