[symple_googlemap title=”Naked Man” location=”1900 block of Pelham Avenue, Los Angeles, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”13″]

A naked, armed man with a history of mental illness was seen walking around a West Los Angeles apartment complex and then refused to come out of his apartment when police arrived to check on him.

Police went to the apartment complex in the 1900 block of Pelham Avenue late Saturday, said Sgt. Kevin Gruner of the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Los Angeles Station.

“He refuses to come out and there may have been a weapon pointed at officers,” Gruner said.

An LAPD SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called to the scene and surrounding apartments were evacuated, he said.

Officers had the apartment surrounded and were waiting to see if the man would come out on his own, Gruner said. There was no late update on any developments.

— City News Service

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