Firefighters were called to the 300 block of W. Ocean Boulevard at about 10 p.m. Monday on reports of a manual pull-fire alarm, according to Long Beach police.
When crews arrived they saw smoke that quickly dissipated. The suspect, who police described as hostile, barricaded himself on the sixth floor of the building and threatened to burn down the apartment structure, police said.
People in the building were evacuated, and firefighters called a SWAT team to the scene.
The hostile individual has barricaded himself in the building. LBFD now supporting LBPD operations. SWAT has been requested. FD PIO onscene. pic.twitter.com/8aEeuGyBa8— Long Beach Fire (@lbfd) January 3, 2017
After crews talked to him through a closed door, the suspect gave up at about 2 a.m. and was evaluated by LBFD paramedics. He was transported to a nearby hospital for further evaluation.
No injuries were reported, and residents were allowed back into their apartments.
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