LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A possible burglary suspect was taken into custody after barricading himself in a Hummer for several hours in a Studio City neighborhood Tuesday morning, prompting a SWAT standoff that forced nearby evacuations.
The incident began at 2:30 a.m. when Los Angeles police were called to a report of a prowler in the area of Valleyheart Drive and Coldwater Canyon Avenue, less than a block off Ventura Boulevard.
Officers arrived to find a woman with cuts and bruises she had suffered during an apparent burglary. She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. It’s unclear exactly how she was injured.
Police said officers then discovered the suspect barricaded inside a 2006 Hummer. It’s unclear if he was armed. Surrounding apartments and condos were evacuated.
Police were unsure if the suspect owned the vehicle. At one point, officers used a loudspeaker, threatening to call in K-9 units.
The man was taken into custody a little after 6 a.m. His name and the charges he may face were not confirmed.
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