Sheriff’s deputies were attempting Wednesday evening to persuade a barricaded kidnapping suspect in Palmdale to surrender.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Special Enforcement Bureau personnel responded at about 5:10 p.m. to an apartment building in the 38000 block of Fifth Street East where a man and a woman wanted for kidnapping barricaded themselves in a second-story unit, according to the Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

No further details regarding the kidnapping were immediately available.

CBS2 reported at about 6:15 p.m. that the man had been taken into custody and was being questioned by sheriff’s detectives, though the female suspect remained in the apartment and could be seen holding a baby as she stepped onto the unit’s balcony.

Sheriff’s deputies were attempting to negotiate a surrender with the suspect as of about 6:20 p.m., Navarro-Suarez said. Surrounding apartments were evacuated out of an abundance of caution.

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