WESTLAKE DISTRICT (CBSLA) — A woman reportedly involved in a shootout with police was taken into custody Friday after a nearly three hour standoff.
Suspect is finally in custody. She got out of the lake and was on a dock and then tried to just leave the park. That’s when LAPD moved in. Feel so awful for the two ducks, though 😢 @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/sXbSJUR9Z8READ MORE: Beverly Grove Homeless Encampment Cleared, But Residents Say Problems With Crime Have Not Gone Away
— Desmond Shaw (@RoadSageLA) April 3, 2021
The Los Angeles Police Department said officers arrived at the scene at about 2:56 p.m. to find the woman near the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Alvarado Street in the Westlake District.
At some point, the officers and the woman reportedly engaged in a shootout, though it did not immediately appear that anyone was injured in that shooting.READ MORE: LA Animal Services Offering Reduced And Waived Fees For Pit Bulls, Cats
The woman then got into MacArthur Park Lake where she swam to an island and was seen walking back and forth and harassing the ducks and birds as officers surrounded the lake.
Very odd standoff on the island at MacArthur Park: LAPD responded to reports of a woman with a gun and on arrival, shots were fired by her and officers and the woman swam in the lake and is now at the island. No officers injured and appears the woman is ok too @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/gPPOEXWsoY
— Desmond Shaw (@RoadSageLA) April 2, 2021
After more than three hours, officers were able to take the woman into custody without incident as she seemingly attempted to casually leave the park.MORE NEWS: Lakers To Welcome Back Fans At Staples Center Thursday
Police said a firearm was recovered at the scene.