LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A potential burglary suspect was arrested after barricading himself in a Hummer for several hours in a Studio City neighborhood on Tuesday morning, sparking a SWAT standoff that forced nearby evacuations.
The incident began at 2:30 a.m. when Los Angeles police were called to a report of a prowler in the area of Valleyheart Drive and Coldwater Canyon Avenue, less than a block from Ventura Boulevard.
Officers arrived to find a woman with cuts and bruises she had suffered in an apparent burglary. She was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. It is not known exactly how she was injured.
Police said officers then discovered the suspect barricaded inside a 2006 Hummer. It is not known if he was armed. The surrounding apartments and condominiums were evacuated.
Police did not know if the suspect owned the vehicle. At one point, officers used a loudspeaker, threatening to call in K-9 units.
The man was taken into custody shortly after 6 a.m. His name and possible charges have not been confirmed.
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