A 23-year-old man was taken into custody Sunday evening after barricading himself inside an East Hollywood apartment and causing a fire that finally forced him out, authorities said.
It started about 8:40 p.m. at an apartment at 1124 E. New Hampshire Ave., according to a dispatcher in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations Center.
The suspect, believed a gang member, attempted to assault someone inside the apartment, then barricaded himself inside and caused the fire, the dispatcher said.
Officers first requested a fire extinguisher to enable the suspect to put out the fire, he said. But the blaze grew to the point it forced the suspect out and into police custody about 11:15 p.m., as shown by broadcast video.
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