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Man barricaded in Bonaventure Hotel downtown

A man barricaded himself in a room in the Westin Bonaventure hotel downtown and a SWAT team responded.

March 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
LAPD officers were called to the Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday at about 7:30 p.m. by a report of a man with a gun barricaded in a hotel room.

The man was contacted by hotel security who notified him his credit card was not valid. He was told to vacate the hotel.

The man refused to leave the hotel room. He informed hotel security he had a handgun.

LAPD officers arrived on scene and requested the man vacate the room. The man refused, and he again stated he was armed.

A SWAT team was summoned to the hotel.

Three floors of the hotel were evacuated.