Man In Custody After Hours-Long Standoff In Westlake

LOS ANGELES (CNS/FOX 11) - A man suspected of making criminal threats was taken into custody after barricading himself in an apartment in the Westlake area for about five hours Friday.

The incident began in the 800 block of South Burlington Avenue at about 1:30 a.m., and a police Special Weapons and Tactics unit was sent to the scene, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The man was reported to have been armed with a knife, police said.

The man was taken into custody about 6:30 a.m.

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