LAWNDALE ( — An auto theft suspect was arrested Wednesday following a standoff involving a hostage in a Lawndale home, authorities said.

The standoff began about 9 a.m. in the 14900 block of Osage Avenue, where the man was holding a woman hostage, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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A SWAT team and crisis negotiators were sent to the scene, and the man was taken into custody early Wednesday afternoon.

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His name was not immediately released.

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