Armed suspect in custody after hourslong standoff in Lancaster

LANCASTER, Calif. (KABC) -- A suspect believed to be heavily armed was taken into custody Friday morning after being barricaded in a remote area of Lancaster for about eight hours overnight.

It all started around 9:45 p.m. Thursday in the 43800 block of 90th Street West, according to officials from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Officials said a special weapons team assumed command of the tactical response, and a crisis negotiation team was at the scene.

LASD officials tweeted around 6 a.m. the suspect was taken into custody without issues, and a weapon was recovered.

No other information was released.
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