An armed carjacking suspect who barricaded himself in a market in East Los Angeles, prompting a response by a sheriff’s special weapons team, was in custody Tuesday morning
The suspect holed up about 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 3600 block of Blanchard Street after deputies tried to stop the vehicle, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
A sheriff’s SWAT team surrounded the market.
“During that time, our SWAT team likes to talk to the suspect and try to resolve it peacefully,” Deputy Dangelo Robinson told ABC7. “We have our crisis negotiation team that also comes out and talks to him, along with these various techniques and trying to get him out safely, from using the flash bangs. Our SWAT team actually went in and got him and once he saw them coming in, he probably just decided, I can’t win this battle, let me come out safely.”
The man was attempting to hide in the ceiling of the store when the SWAT team entered the building, ABC7 reported.
He was not holding hostages.
The sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau tweeted about 9:05 p.m. that the SWAT operation had concluded with the “armed car jacking suspect in custody” and the street reopened.
The suspect was wanted in connection with a carjacking in Rialto on Sunday, according to ABC7.
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