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SWAT Responds To Armed Man Barricaded In Home

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East Los Angeles, CA -

10:30a.m. - It's over! After tear gas canisters, tossed by sheriffs deputies, started a fire investigators went into the City Terrance house to find no suspect. He was gone. How long? No one knows. Sgt. Smith telling me deputies thought the 20-something year old man was inside. The house surrounded for hours.

Nonethless, 8.5 hours and a house fire later ... he's gone. It's over.

9:00a.m. - Fire! Deputies moved in. They threw tear gas into the house to try and flush out the barricaded gunman. Very quickly, fire broke out. This can happen with tear gas. Smoke could be seen billowing up into the air. Status of the man inside remains unknown.

It's 8:30a.m. - Sheriffs Deputies are slowly moving closer to the area where a man has been barricaded inside a house all morning. Authorities have been trying to coerce him out since they arrived on the scene after 1:30am for a family disturbance call. The man's mother saying he fired a gun in the house after having a fight with her. Family friend Brother Tom Mass is the Executive Director of the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of East LA. He tells me that he's been a friend of the family for a long time. That the man in the house, who is believed to be 20 or 21, used to be active in his organization. He says the young man has had some "issues" but trying to work thru them. He says the mother is strong, but obviously "distressed."

Early morning drama in East LA. It all starts around 1:30am when LA County Sheriff's Deputies are called to the 1100 block of N. Alma near City Terrace Drive. Report of a family dispute. But, when they got there deputies literally had to call out the troops.

The Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) is the LA County Sheriffs SWAT team. And, they came out geared up in their tactical uniforms. The woman that called deputies said her adult son and her got into a fight. He went into another room and she heard a gunshot.

For the next 5 hours or so Deputies could be heard occasionally calling him on bullhorns. "Come out with your hands in the air. We have you completely surrounded." No response. Crisis negotiators call repeatedly on the man's cell phone. No response.

Deputies ask for a warrant so they can go into the house. One finally arrives and deputies strategically move in. Ambulances show up ... just in case.

It's 7:30am now. 6 hours after the initial call. A big area cordoned off with yellow tape. For how long? It's not known. We wait.

Stay Tuned,

Hal Eisner


A man fired a gunshot in his bedroom this morning after an argument with his mother, then holed up in his East Los Angeles residence as sheriff's deputies, including a SWAT unit, surrounded the home, authorities said.

Deputies went to the 1000 block of North Alma Avenue in the City Terrace neighborhood around 2 a.m. in response to a call of shots fired, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Irys Alvarez. When they arrived, the man's mother said she had argued with her adult son and that he was holding a gun, Alvarez said.

The woman said her son went into his bedroom and fired the weapon, Alvarez said, adding that the gun was discharged prior to deputies' arrival.

The man was seen walking inside the residence, but he disregarded commands to come out, she said. Nearby residents were evacuated from their homes, Alvarez said.

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