Two people were in police custody Wednesday after barricading themselves in an Echo Park house for several hours with a dead body.

The two were arrested around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday without incident, said a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman.

“We’re still investigating what happened. They might be squatters at the residence but we’re not sure yet,” the spokesman told City News Service.

LAPD units were called about 6:27 p.m. Tuesday to the residence in the 1100 block of Douglas Street, near Sunset Boulevard, to conduct a welfare check, according to Officer William Cooper of LAPD’s Media Relations Division.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel located a body at the residence, and police were called to the scene. However, the two people inside the house refused to leave and allow authorities to investigate the death.

LAPD SWAT units were called to assist with the barricaded individuals, Cooper said.

No further details were released.

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