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Four people were in custody Friday at the end a standoff with the Hawthorne Police SWAT team at a hotel in Bell Gardens, police said.

The suspects, who were wanted in connection with an assault on a police officer on Thursday, were taken into custody around 4:20 a.m. with the use of tear gas, said Lt. Robbie Williams of the Hawthorne Police Department, which was investigating the suspects and tracked them to the Quality Inn & Suites at 7330 Eastern Ave.

Details on the assault on the officer were not immediately available but Williams said the officer is OK.

The standoff began late Thursday night. No officers nor suspects were injured, Williams said.

—City News Service

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