BEVERLY GROVE (CBSLA.com) — An armed man who barricaded himself inside a home in the Beverly Grove area was found dead Thursday morning of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The standoff began at about 5 p.m. in the 600 block of N. Edinburgh Ave. CBS2/KCAL9’s Tom Wait reported that the entire area around Melrose and Crescent Heights was locked down.READ MORE: 73-Year-Old Man Diagnosed With Schizophrenia Reported Missing In Palmdale
On Wednesday night, a call came into possibly either the FBI or possibly through the LAPD. That information has not been confirmed yet.READ MORE: 101 Freeway Closed In Hollywood For Death Investigation
Authorities arrived at the scene where a child and a woman were inside with the man. The authorities were worried that he was armed so they began a negotiation process.
A woman and a child possibly being held by the suspect left the building at about 7:30 p.m.MORE NEWS: Disney World, Disneyland Will Require All Guests To Wear Masks Indoors Starting Friday
The suspect was found dead at about 2 a.m. Thursday. His name was withheld, pending family notification.