Los Angeles Sheriff's cruiser
A Los Angeles Sheriff's Department cruiser. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A man who had barricaded himself in Compton was captured Saturday, ending an eight-hour standoff.

SWAT units from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were called to assist deputies from the Compton Sheriff’s Station after the suspect barricaded himself at approximately 9:15 p.m. Friday in the 1400 block of Willowbrook Avenue, said Deputy Veronica Fantom of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

The suspect was taken into custody around 5:15 a.m.

The surrounding homes were evacuated for the safety of the residents and after the suspect’s arrest all neighborhood evacuees were allowed to return to their homes, Fantom said.

There is no additional information available.

Anyone with information about this situation was asked to call the Compton Sheriff’s Station at 310-605-6500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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