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SWAT officers descend on Hawaiian Gardens

June 3, 2009 |  2:41 pm

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were responding with SWAT teams and a helicopter to a report of an armed man barricaded in a house in Hawaiian Gardens.

Shortly before 1 p.m., residents told The Times, numerous patrol cars descended on the area around 222nd Street and Norwalk Boulevard.

Soon after, a helicopter carrying deputes in riot gear landed on the grounds of Hawaiian Elementary School in the 12000 block of East 226th Street.

Sheriff’s officials said that a man was in custody by 2:15 p.m., but that the incident was still in progress and that they had no further details.

-- Sam Quinones