By CBSLA Staff

PALMDALE (CBSLA) – A suspected kidnapping and barricade situation involving a baby that began Wednesday evening at an apartment complex in Palmdale was still ongoing early Thursday morning, this after the suspect allegedly livestreamed a portion of the standoff on Instagram.

Oct. 20, 2021. (CBSLA)

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The incident began in the 38000 block of 5th Street East at around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday.

At one point, a male suspect surrendered to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, according to Sky2 reporter Desmond Shaw. However, a female suspect remained in the apartment and could be seen holding a baby as she stepped onto the balcony.

The child is believed to be the woman’s, though she has no custodial rights and the situation has been deemed a kidnapping, according to sheriff’s officials. The female suspect also livestreamed a portion of the situation on Instagram.

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It’s unclear if the woman was armed.

Surrounding residences have been evacuated.

The situation was ongoing as of 9:30 a.m. Thursday. However, power was shut off at the apartment in the early morning hours Thursday and the Instagram Live was halted.

An LASD SWAT team was on scene, along with crisis negotiators.

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There are two schools in the area, Palm Tree and Tumbleweed elementary schools. It was unclear if they were holding classes as scheduled.