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8-hour standoff with armed man locked in luxury hotel room ends with SWAT breaking down door

March 10, 2011 |  4:46 am

An eight-hour standoff between LAPD officers and a man who said he was armed with a gun inside a room at the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles ended early Thursday when police broke down the door and arrested him.

The incident began Wednesday evening  after a security guard said an armed man was believed to be barricaded inside a room, Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Some guests were evacuated and crisis negotiators responded.

No one was hurt.

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-- Robert J. Lopez
Twitter: @LAJourno

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