Shortly after 4 p.m., police said the suspect was inside a bathroom at the structure in the 400 block of Herondo Street and may be armed with a gun, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The fire department said light smoke was initially visible but dissipated at the location.
UPDATE: #HerondoIC our units will be committed an unknown amount of time. Waiting on PD to clear the area.— LACounty Fire PIO (@LACoFDPIO) April 9, 2018
Several officers were seen surrounding and entering the apartment complex as firefighters staged outside. The units adjacent to the one where the suspect was holed up were evacuated.
Herondo Street was closed near Hermosa Avenue at the scene during the barricade situation.
Police announced just after 6 p.m. that the standoff had ended with the suspect in custody and hospitalized. The unidentified man's condition was not immediately known.
The fire department said the damage caused by the fire was minimal.