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A SWAT team arrested an armed man who was barricaded Wednesday in San Pedro, authorities said.

Authorities went to the 100 block of South Gaffey Street at about 7 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The SWAT team was sent to the location to assist deputies from the Lomita Station in the arrest of the man, who was wanted on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, the sheriff’s department reported.

A standoff ensued until late Wednesday morning, when the sheriff’s department reported that the man was taken into custody.

A second person — a female whose age was not indicated — was also taken into custody. It was unclear if she would be arrested. Their names were not immediately released.

“After multiple verbal attempts by LASD Crisis Negotiations Team members, the suspect was persuaded to surrender,” a sheriff’s department statement said. “SEB deputies successfully took one male and one female into custody without further incident.”

No injuries were reported.

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