Authorities set up a perimeter in a Westlake neighborhood Tuesday in an attempt to deescalate a standoff with a 40-year-old woman suspected of firing several live rounds into the air.
The incident began around noon, when paramedics were sent to the 2600 block of James M. Wood Boulevard on a report of a woman with an undisclosed medical problem, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. As paramedics neared the location, they heard one or more possible gunshots and notified police, the LAFD reported.
The woman had brandished a firearm at firefighters moments before shooting several rounds into the air, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, prompting police to set up a perimeter.
The incident remained ongoing Tuesday afternoon.