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Police use water cannon to arrest suspect

November 14, 2010 | 11:11 am

Los Angeles police used a water cannon early Sunday to enter a South L.A. home and arrest a domestic violence suspect after a five-hour standoff.

The incident started about 11 p.m. Saturday when a woman called police and reported that her boyfriend had pulled a gun on her while they were walking on a sidewalk near his home at 60th Street and Grand Avenue.

A SWAT team was called when the man ran into the home and refused to come out, said Sgt. Alex Ortiz at the Newton Station. He was arrested at 5:30 a.m., after the officers gained entry using the water cannon.

The man, who was not identified, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The woman was not in the home during the standoff and was uninjured, police said

-- Carla Rivera