Barricaded Knife-Wielding Man Surrenders

By City News Service

EAST LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man who threatened to stab a neighbor in East Los Angeles held deputies at bay for more than five hours Monday before being subdued and taken into custody.

Deputies from the sheriff’s East Los Angeles Station were called about 12:35 p.m. to the 3300 block of Winter Street to investigate a report of a person with a knife. When they arrived, a neighbor told them the suspect had tried to stab her, authorities said.

Deputies located the man, holding a knife in each hand, in front of a home, where he challenged them to a fight, according to the sheriff’s department.

A crisis negotiation team was called in. Around 6 p.m., the man was hit with less-lethal rounds and taken into custody, officials said.

He was then taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, according to the sheriff’s department, which reported that the standoff took place outside and not inside the home.

One person was at the residence while the standoff continued, but was not held hostage and no injuries were reported.

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