Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department SWAT Team. Photo by John Schreiber.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team. Photo by John Schreiber.

An armed man barricaded himself inside an Echo Park garage Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of some nearby homes.

Police were dispatched at 2:30 p.m. to the 1800 block of Echo Park Avenue on a report of a violation of a restraining order, said Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department‘s Media Relations Section.

“We did everything we could. He armed himself with a handgun,” Lopez said.

An LAPD SWAT team was sent to the location around 6:30 p.m., Lopez said.

— City News Service

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