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Police arrest armed suspect after stand-off

Police arrested a man who had barricaded himself inside an extended-stay hotel in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday after pointing a semiautomatic gun at a motorcycle officer, authorities said.

Patrick Maxwell Farmer, 50, was booked on an assault with a deadly weapon charge in the Parker Center jail about 5:15 a.m., Sgt. Mark Wright said. Police surrounded the building in the 500 block of Maple Avenue before a SWAT team stormed inside, located Farmer and confiscated his weapon.

The conflict began around 1:30 a.m. when a neighbor called 911 to report a man openly wielding a gun, Wright said. No one was injured.

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