Crisis negotiators persuaded a man suspected of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon to leave an apartment in unincorporated South Whittier Heights, where he had barricaded himself, authorities said. Photo via OnScene.TV.
Crisis negotiators persuaded a man suspected of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon to leave an apartment in unincorporated South Whittier Heights, where he had barricaded himself, authorities said. Photo via OnScene.TV.

Crisis negotiators persuaded a man suspected of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon to leave an apartment in unincorporated South Whittier Heights, where he had barricaded himself, authorities said.

The man surrendered to the sheriff’s SWAT team at about 2:40 a.m., said Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Deputies from the sheriff’s Norwalk Station were called at 8:07 p.m. Sunday to the apartment in the 14800 block of Mulberry Drive, said John Gardner of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. The man was believed armed, he said.

People in surrounding residences were evacuated as a precaution and were allowed to return after the suspect surrendered, Alexander said.

—City News Service

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