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Possibly armed suspect barricaded in El Monte home

A SWAT team responded to a barricade situation on Gilman Road south of Ramona Boulevard in El Monte on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.

November 1, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A possibly armed suspect barricaded himself in an El Monte home on Thursday.

Police say the suspect was being served with a warrant on an unspecified felony charge at about 7 a.m. when he barricaded himself in a house on Gilman Road south of Ramona Boulevard. A SWAT team responded to the house.

The suspect's name was not been released. Nearby La Primaria Elementary went on voluntary lockdown as a precaution. Students were dismissed at their normal time.

The suspect was finally taken into custody late in the afternoon. Details on his arrest were not immediately available.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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