The break-in was reported about 10:10 a.m. in the 6800 block of Alta Loma Terrace, police said. Residents of the area said they heard screaming and called police.
Police surrounded the residence but the man, believed to be a transient, refused to come out, said Los Angeles police Officer Liliana Preciado. A SWAT team was ultimately called when the residents of the home said there was a firearm inside.
The man was taken into custody shortly before 1 p.m., police said.
As a precaution during the standoff, the Highland Avenue off-ramp from the southbound Hollywood (101) Freeway was closed to limit traffic from entering the area, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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