Woman, child rescued from La Mirada home amid SWAT barricade

A woman is seen handing a child over to a law enforcement official during a barricade situation in La Mirada on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (KABC)

A woman and a child were rescued from a La Mirada home following a SWAT situation involving a barricaded man, who police say ended up killing himself.

It all started around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday when authorities responded to a call for a psychological rescue in the 12100 block of Los Coyotes Avenue.

Sheriff's officials said a suspect barricaded himself in a house, and a SWAT team was called to the scene. Surrounding homes were evacuated.

When officials entered the home around 11 p.m., they found the man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A woman and small child were rescued from the home. Their relationship to the barricaded man was not clear.

The identity of the deceased man was not immediately released. The investigation was ongoing.
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