A 40-year-old woman who allegedly brandished a firearm at firefighters who responded to a medical call and fired several shots into the air before barricading herself inside a home was arrested Tuesday.

No injuries were reported, although the woman was taken to a hospital after she was arrested late Tuesday afternoon.

The situation unfolded 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.

Police said the woman had brandished a firearm at firefighters moments before shooting several rounds into the air. Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to the scene, including a SWAT team, beginning a standoff.

Some residents in the area were evacuated during the barricade.

The suspect was not immediately identified.

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