Police Involved in Downtown Los Angeles Standoff With Suspect Armed With Assault Rifle

January 28, 2018 Updated: January 28, 2018

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.

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.


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