Carjacking victim's 'find my phone' app leads SWAT team to Long Beach home; suspect in custody after standoff

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A standoff at a home in Long Beach on Tuesday morning ended when a police SWAT team took into custody a man suspected in an armed carjacking that had occurred hours earlier, authorities said.

The carjacking was reported shortly before 3:30 a.m. in the area of Anaheim Street and Santa Fe Avenue, a police spokesperson said.

According to investigators, the carjacker took the victim's cellphone along with the vehicle. The owner was able to track the mobile device by using a "find my phone" app.

The information led authorities to the 1500 block of Summit Street, where a man fitting the suspect's description ran into a house and barricaded himself, officials said.

The standoff ended without incident about 8:15 a.m. Officers in tactical gear were seen leading a handcuffed man to a police vehicle. The SWAT team members also escorted a man, woman, and two children who were inside the home during the standoff.
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