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Venice standoff: Shirtless suspect climbs on roof

A burglary suspect sits on the roof of a building during a police standoff in Venice on Friday, April 26, 2013.
April 26, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A burglary suspect climbed on the roof of a building during a standoff with police in Venice Friday morning.

Authorities said the suspect was wanted for breaking into a residence and then running away from police. Police secured an area between 5th and 6th avenues as they tried to convince the suspect to get off the roof.

The standoff forced the evacuation of some residents in the area of 6th and Sunset avenues.

Just before 9:30 a.m., officers were able to talk the suspect off the roof. He was taken into custody without further incident. No one was injured.


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