Photo by John Schreiber.

A suspect who was believed to be armed barricaded himself in a residential building in the Beverly Grove area Wednesday.

Police were called about 4:20 p.m. to the scene in the 600 block of North Edinburgh Avenue, west of Fairfax Avenue and south of Melrose Avenue, according to Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im.

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A woman and child who had possibly been held by the suspect exited the building about 7:30 p.m., according to police and reports from the scene.

Crisis negotiators and a SWAT team were called to the location and fire department personnel were staging nearby.

–City News Service

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