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Woman arrested after six-hour standoff in West L.A.

A woman who had been in a standoff with police in West Los Angeles for more than six hours was taken into custody Sunday evening, officials said.

Police were summoned to the Mar Vista Gardens public housing development in the 4900 block of Marionwood Drive shortly after 10 a.m.

The woman, who was not identified, was believed to have been armed, and barricaded herself inside a building.

LAPD Officer Karen Rayner said the woman was taken into custody about 5 p.m. and that no one was injured. The incident was still under investigation, Rayner said, and it was unclear why the woman had entered into a standoff with police.

Investigators were looking at the possibility that the woman was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or was having a crisis of some sort, Rayner said.


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