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A man who barricaded himself at a home in Hyde Park, at one point with his 6-year-old son inside, was taken into custody by a police SWAT team after a seven-hour standoff.

The man, who was thought to be armed, barricaded himself in the home in the 5800 block of Eighth Avenue just before 9 a.m., said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department‘s Media Relations Section.

The man allowed his son to leave the home about 2 p.m. and was himself taken into custody about 4 p.m., according to reports from the scene.

It was not clear what triggered the standoff with the man, who may have been under the influence of alcohol or drug, Eisenman said.

Traffic and neighborhood activity was affected near Slauson Avenue at Crenshaw Boulevard.

City News Service

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