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

Members of a Sheriff’s SWAT unit took an armed barricaded suspect into custody Wednesday in Bellflower after a five-hour standoff.

Deputies from the Lakewood Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded at approximately 10:15 p.m. Tuesday to the 16400 block Lakewood Boulevard regarding a call of a barricaded suspect with a deadly weapon, according to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

After the suspect refused to surrender, SWAT units were called and after several hours of negotiations were able to convince the suspect to surrender.

The area was deemed safe and all neighborhood evacuees were allowed to return to their homes, deputies said.

There is no additional information available.

Anyone with information about this investigation was asked to call Sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station at 562-949-2421. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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