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Law enforcement vehicles including SWAT. Not the ones in the story. Photo by John Schreiber.

Authorities Friday identified a man who barricaded himself in a residential building in the Beverly Grove area and who was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The standoff began about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, when police were called to the 600 block of North Edinburgh Avenue, said Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im.

Crisis negotiators and a SWAT team were called to the location, and fire department personnel staged nearby. A woman and child got out of the building safely about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police entered the residence about 2 a.m. Thursday and found the body of Johannes Marlie, 32, of West Hollywood, according to the coroner’s office and the LAPD.

–City News Service

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