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Hawthorne neighborhood shut down by SWAT

An LAPD SWAT team responded to a Hawthorne neighborhood after a suspect barricaded himself inside a home on Thursday.

August 25, 2011 12:50:38 AM PDT
An LAPD SWAT team responded to a Hawthorne neighborhood after a suspect barricaded himself inside a home on Thursday.

Authorities said officers were serving a search warrant on a suspect with a deadly weapon at Kornblum Avenue and 132nd Street.

They had to call in the SWAT team for help. The suspect refused to come out, and the incident turned into a potential barricade situation.

Hawthorne police have shut down the neighborhood to traffic. Kornblum Avenue was closed between 132nd and 135th streets while police try and negotiate with the suspect.