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Long Beach police in standoff with gunman; no injuries reported

February 22, 2011 | 11:41 am

Location of incident is in black. Click through for more information on the area in The Times' interactive database project, Mapping L.A. Long Beach police were in a standoff Tuesday morning with a man who had barricaded himself inside an apartment after firing a handgun into the air.

Neighbors called police about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to report a man firing a handgun into the air outside an apartment building on the 5400 block of Linden Avenue, said Long Beach Police Sgt. Rico Fernandez. When police arrived, they secured the area around the apartment where they believed the man was holed up.

SWAT officers were called to the scene and surrounding blocks were closed off. No injuries were reported.


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Map: The location of the standoff is shown in black. Credit: Mapping L.A.