Los Angeles police officers are involved in a standoff downtown with a suspect armed with an assault rifle on Sunday morning, according to reports.
The domestic violence suspect allegedly prompted the disturbance when a woman attempted to remove her belongings on Olive Street in downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The incident began around 4:45 a.m., ABC7 reported.
Her boyfriend then threatened her with the rifle, which is believed to be an AK-47, the LAPD said.
“We have #LAPD SWAT at the 800 Block of South Olive Street in #DTLA for a Barricaded Suspect. Avoid the area. Large police presence and traffic delays,” the LAPD tweeted at 10:05 a.m. local time.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 28, 2018
— LAPD (@LAPD) January 28, 2018
Something pretty serious happening outside of Level in DTLA. The whole block (Olive between 8th & 9th) is taped off. Ladder trucks. Mobile command center. SWAT guys gearing up. pic.twitter.com/OmR6ZFbaFr
— Kyle Mercury (@dropslash) January 28, 2018
As of 9 a.m., according to the ABC affiliate report, officers were waiting for the SWAT team to arrive before making entry to the room.
Police closed down Olive Street between 8th and 9th streets.
Other details about the incident were not disclosed.