Sheriff's deputies took an armed suspect into custody Friday following a standoff of more than eight hours in Compton. Photo via OnScene.TV.
Sheriff’s deputies took an armed suspect into custody Friday following a standoff of more than eight hours in Compton. Photo via OnScene.TV.

LA Sheriff’s deputies took an armed suspect into custody Friday following a tense standoff of more than eight hours in Compton.

Details were sketchy about what started the confrontation, but homes were evacuated in the area and traffic blocked off.

The incident began shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of Pine Street where deputies were responding to a shots fired call, said Deputy Lisa Jansen of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. The investigation led them to the suspect who then barricaded himself inside a residence.

Deputies from the sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau assumed command of the tactical response and sheriff’s Crisis Negotiation Team personnel worked to bring the situation to a peaceful resolution, Jansen said. The suspect was taken into custody shortly after 1:25 a.m.

The surrounding homes were evacuated during the standoff and the area was blocked off to traffic but Pine street was reopened early Friday.

—City News Service

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