Man surrenders after barricading in Whittier home
WHITTIER, Calif. - An armed man is in custody after being holed up overnight inside a home in an unincorporated area of Whittier, authorities said Sunday.
The barricade began shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday, at a residence in the 1100 block of Dovey Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Authorities did not provide much information about the incident or what led to the suspect barricading in the home.
The homes surrounding the residence were evacuated "for the safety of the residents," according to the LASD.
No injuries were reported.
A sheriff's Crisis Negotiation Team was also dispatched to the location in attempt to make contact with the suspect
An approximate time of when the suspect surrendered to authorities was not released.