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An armed man who threatened to harm himself surrendered Friday after being holed up in a car in Paramount for more than five hours.
The incident began a little before 7 p.m. Thursday in the 14900 block of Lakewood Boulevard, near Somerset Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Los Angeles County firefighters went to the location in response to a medical rescue call. When they arrived they treated a woman at the scene and then transported her to a hospital. The woman was the girlfriend of the suspect, according to the sheriff’s department.
The firefighters then saw the armed man in a car and called the sheriff’s department to handle the situation, according to Deputy Trina Schrader.
A crisis negotiation team from the Special Enforcement Bureau made contact with the suspect and after several hours persuaded the man to surrender, Schrader said.
Authorities announced just before 12:30 a.m. that the man surrendered after a robot approached the vehicle and that a gun was recovered from the scene.
Lakewood Boulevard was closed for the investigation and reopened when the man was taken into custody.
—City News Service