A man allegedly barricaded himself with a gun this evening in Hancock Park, prompting nearby evacuations and a SWAT team response.

Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of South Orange Drive, near Third Street, about 7 p.m., according to Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Details weren’t immediately available, but Lopez said nearby homes were evacuated and a SWAT team was being sent to the scene about 9:20 p.m.

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