[symple_googlemap title=”SWAT standoff” location=”200 block of Carondelet St., Los Angeles, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”15″]

A male suspect who allegedly held at least one hostage in a Westlake-home was in custody after a standoff with a SWAT team, police said Sunday.

Officers were first dispatched at 7:06 p.m. to investigate reports of an assault with a deadly weapon, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Craig Heredia said.

The unidentified male suspect barricaded himself in the 200 block of Carondelet St., he said.

Heredia said the suspect had at least one hostage, but could not immediately confirm if there was only one or several.

A SWAT team contained the area and the suspect was taken into custody around 9:30 p.m., Heredia said.

The suspect could not be immediatley identified.

An investigation was ongoing.

— City News Service

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