Suspect arrested after barricading himself inside McDonald's in Willowbrook

A suspect was taken into custody after barricading himself inside a McDonald's after allegedly robbing a Denny's in Los Angeles County

The suspect, who is believed to be armed, entered a Denny's restaurant on 11700 Wilmington Ave., in the neighborhood of Willowbrook, just before 2 p.m. Wednesday. 

He then exited the Denny's and ran into a McDonald's, which is on the same property, and barricaded himself inside, LA County Sheriff officials said. 

Everyone inside McDonald's evacuated; the suspect was apparently throwing and breaking things inside. Some witnesses said he was armed with a knife. 

Images from SkyFOX showed the suspect walking in and out of the McDonald's. He appeared to be talking with authorities and smoking a cigarette. After a short time, the suspect was shot with less-than lethal force and taken into custody. 

A manager and a few customers inside the Denny's were injured. 

The identity of the suspect is not known.