A homicide suspect was barricaded Wednesday in the Arlington Heights area, authorities said.

Officers went to the 2300 block of Venice Boulevard at about 8:15 a.m. on a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police were told the suspect was in his 20s, about 5-feet-8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. Officers established a command post at 20th Street and Mariposa Avenue, and traffic was routed away from the area.

Details were not immediately available on the homicide.

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