MONTEBELLO (CBSLA) – An armed man barricaded himself inside a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle in Montebello Tuesday morning.
The barricade began sometime before 5:30 a.m. in the area of Whittier Boulevard and Garfield Avenue.
According to the sheriff’s department, the suspect, a convicted felon, barricaded himself inside a patrol vehicle with a knife and refused to come out.
An LASD mental health team was called to the scene.
The man was safely removed from the car a little before 7 a.m. and taken into custody. The knife was recovered, the sheriff’s department siad
The circumstances leading up to the barricade and the identity of the suspect were were not confirmed.