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Wilmington suspect search comes up empty

Los Angeles police surrounded a cargo container in Wilmington to search for a suspect on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

July 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles police SWAT officers surrounded a cargo container in Wilmington for nearly seven hours, thinking a barricaded suspect was inside. But in the end, he was not there.

The standoff started Tuesday night when police believed an armed felony battery suspect barricaded himself at an industrial yard. Shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday, they determined he was not inside the container.

Police have not said what started the battery investigation. They also have not released a description of the suspect.