CULVER CITY (CBSLA) – A suspect who opened fire on police through the door of a hotel room in Culver City Monday morning has been arrested following a more than six-hour-long SWAT standoff.
The incident began at 5:40 a.m. when Culver City police responded to the Ramada Inn Hotel in the 3900 block of Sepulveda Boulevard to conduct a welfare check on a possibly suicidal man.
While attempting to make contact with him in his hotel room, the man fired several gunshots on them through the door, police said. No officers were injured and no officers returned fire.
The suspect was holed up alone in the hotel room when the standoff ensued. The hotel and surrounding streets were evacuated and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department SWAT and hostage negotiators were called to the scene.
Sometime around 1 p.m., the suspect surrendered and was safely taken into custody, the sheriff’s department reports. A gun was recovered at the scene. The man’s name as well as the charges he faces were not immediately disclosed.
During the incident, Sepulveda Boulevard was closed between Pigott Drive and Venice Boulevard. The northbound 405 Freeway ramps to Venice Boulevard were closed.