LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An armed man who ran into a liquor store and barricaded himself with three people inside was taken into custody tonight after a nearly four-hour standoff with sheriff’s deputies in the unincorporated Florence area.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded at about 4:05 p.m. to the area of East 66th Street and Holmes Street on three reports of an assault with a deadly weapon and found the suspect sitting in his vehicle near the liquor store, according to the Deputy Alejandra Parra.READ MORE: 'They Can Come Back': Fans Keep The Faith Dodgers Can Dig Out Of 3-1 Hole
The man got out of his vehicle, ran into the liquor store after deputies attempted to contact him and barricaded himself inside. Three people were inside the building at the time the man barricaded himself, and he refused to let the leave.
Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau units were called to the area as support and were able to evacuate the three hostages after a few hours, Parra said.READ MORE: Pasadena Natural Gas Line Ruptured, Evacuations Underway
The man eventually surrendered to sheriff’s deputies and was taken into custody, authorities announced at about 7:50 p.m.
The man’s name was not immediately released.MORE NEWS: One Person Dead, Firefighter Injured In Harvard Heights House Fire
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