Assault with deadly weapon, vandalism suspect arrested after hourslong barricade in Covina

Authorities surrounded an area along Arrow Highway in Covina after a man suspected of burglary and vandalism barricaded himself in an apartment on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (KABC)

An assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism suspect who barricaded himself inside his Covina apartment was arrested after an hourslong standoff with authorities Monday.

The incident started around noon at a complex in the 18600 block of Arrow Highway, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department San Dimas station.

Deputies headed to the complex to arrest the man and he refused to comply. He barricaded himself inside his apartment and began throwing items such as glass containers and propane cylinders onto the street, authorities said.

Arrow Highway was closed off and several apartments surrounding the area were evacuated as a precaution.

Later in the evening, authorities were able to deploy tear gas and get the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Kevin Harmon, to surrender.

The area was deemed safe and evacuees were allowed to go back into their homes. No one was injured during the standoff.

Anyone with more information was urged to call the L.A. County Sheriff's Department San Dimas station at (909) 450-2700. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-8477.

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