Crime scene in Baldwin Park
The crime scene in Baldwin Park. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A 27-year-old man suspected in the bludgeoning death of a 70-year-old woman was taken into custody Thursday morning by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team after he barricaded himself inside a Baldwin Park home for about six hours.

Officers from the Baldwin Park Police Department responded about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday to a call of a man attacking someone with a stick in the 3000 block of Mangum Street, near Frazier Street, according to Deputy James Nagao.

Upon arriving, officers found three victims outside a home, and the 70-year-old woman was unresponsive in the yard and pronounced dead at the scene, Nagao said. He added that two additional victims, a man and woman, were taken to a hospital, where they were treated and released.

Officers were directed to a rear house on the property where the 27-year-old suspect had barricaded himself inside. A sheriff’s department SWAT team was sent to the scene, along with crisis negotiators, Nagao said.

About 4:30 a.m., the department announced the suspect was in custody.

Lt. Derrick Alfred told Fox11 the suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment of dog bites and released, and was being booked for murder by Baldwin Park police.

A motive for the killing was not disclosed.

The names of the suspect or victims were not immediately available.

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