Standoff ends hours after after LAPD deploys SWAT team to Reseda neighborhood; suspect in custody

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
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A suspect, who allegedly made threats against a DWP worker, was taken into custody after Los Angeles police served a warrant at a home in a residential neighborhood of Reseda.

RESEDA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A 33-year-old man was taken into custody Tuesday morning after Los Angeles police attempted to serve a warrant at a home in a Reseda neighborhood and an hourslong standoff ensued.

The suspect's identity was not immediately released. He surrendered to authorities without incident, following a massive deployment of officers that included a SWAT team.

The man was wanted in connection with a criminal threat. Neighbors say he threatened a DWP worker.

The incident occurred in the 6700 block of Belmar Avenue, where officers arrived about 7 a.m. with at least two armored vehicles and a mobile command post. The block was closed to traffic during the operation.

Before the suspect was taken into custody, video from AIR7 HD showed police officers positioned outside a single-story house and at multiple positions nearby.

The suspect was found to be in possession of some weapons, all of which were legally owned.