Armed suspect in custody following hours-long standoff in Santa Clarita

An armed man who was barricaded inside an SUV Monday in Santa Clarita was taken into custody following an hours-long standoff with deputies.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the suspect had been barricaded inside a white vehicle in the 19300 block of Newhouse Street in Canyon Country since around 6:30 a.m. Authorities took the man into custody just after noon.

Delight Street and Whites Canyon Road continue to be closed, and people are urged to avoid the area,  as the investigation contoinues.

Homes along the 19000 block of Newhouse Street were evacuated as a precaution. Evacuees were taken to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 19513 Drycliff Street.

There were no lockdowns and schools within the area are in session, authorities said. There will be additional deputies at schools as an added precaution.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Santa Clarita Station at 661) 260-4000.