Former Marine arrested after hourslong standoff in Reseda

A former Marine was arrested after a nearly seven-hour standoff in Reseda Wednesday morning. 

The suspect's landlord contacted authorities on Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m. reporting his tenant who lives in a converted garage fired his gun. In addition, the landlord said his tenant had been behaving 'strangely,' by acting "paranoid" and "hearing voices." 

Arriving officers responded to the home in the 18900 block of Cantara Street, near the intersection of Roscoe Boulevard and Wilbur Avenue. The suspect refused to come out of the home prompting a SWAT team with the Los Angeles Police Department and crisis negotiators to be called to the scene. 

The standoff lasted well into the night and into the early morning hours as the suspect refused to exit the home. The suspect called 911 several times throughout the night and admitted to dispatchers he had fired the shot. He also reportedly admitted to using meth. 

The former Marine was discharged 18 years ago and had several weapons registered to him, said officials.

The suspect came out of the home after police used tear gas around 5:30 a.m. 

He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation. 

His name was not immediately released.